Croatian culture is based on a thirteen century
long history during which the country has attained many monuments and
cities, which gave birth to a good number of brilliant individuals. The
country includes six World Heritage sites and eight national parks. Two
Nobel prize winners came from Croatia, as did numerous important
inventors and other notable people — notably, some of the first
fountain pens came from Croatia.
Croatia also has a place in the history of clothing as the origin of
the necktie (cravat). The country has a long artistic, literary and
musical tradition. Of particular interest is also the diverse cuisine.