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Croatia (Republic of Croatia) is a sovereign state at the crossroads of Central Europe, Southeast Europe, and the Mediterranean. Croatia joined the European Union on 1 July 2013. Tourism dominates the Croatian service sector and accounts for up to 20% of Croatian GDP.
Sinj is a town (11,400) in the continental part of Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia. Sinj and Cetinska Krajina represent an interesting tourist area, and the major attraction is certainly the traditional Tilters Tournament of Sinj (Sinjska alka). The Sinjska Alka tournament commemorates a victory by 700 Croatian defenders of Sinj, (about 30 kilometres inland from the southern coastal city of Split), against 60,000 Ottoman soldiers under Serasker Mehmed Pasha Celic on August 14, 1715. The final of this three-day competition is held on the first Sunday in August. The event features period-clad horsemen riding at full gallop and aiming their lances at an iron ring, called the alka, which is suspended from a rope above the race track. The Sinjska Alka tournament was inscribed on UNESCO's world intangible cultural heritage list in 2010.






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