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One of Croatia’s Oldest Celebrates 107th Birthday

Andja Peric celebrates her 107th birthday (Photo: Ivo Cagalj/PIXSELL)

The oldest living person in Croatia’s Split-Dalmatia County has celebrated her 107th birthday on Friday.

Andja Perić from Kotlenice near Dugopolje turned an incredible 107 today and was visited by the head of the Split-Dalmatia County County, Blaženko Boban, who was bearing a basket of gifts.

Born on 13 October 1910, Andja gave birth to three kids and has four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.

Andja says that she still feels like a young girl. She never attended school and the first time she visited the doctor was when she was 100 when she had to have a hip operation.

Andja says that she is often asked what is the secret to her longevity, but she does not know.

Andja Peric celebrates her 107th birthday with Blazenko Boban and Perica Bosancic (Photo: Ivo Cagalj/PIXSELL)

“She loves living life, loves to eat. Her daily routine is the same now as it was 10 years ago is how it still is today,” her 74-year-old son Vlado said.

“I never thought that I would live this long. I never worried about it. I have done all sorts of jobs, just I did not do much digging. This is what the good Lord wished,” said the sprightly centurion on her birthday two years ago.

Andja enjoys all food, especially meat and makes a habit of having a glass of red wine daily.

Whilst living in the same village all her life, she has seen the country change three times and has lived through three wars.

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