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Croatia in short
Croatia extends from the foothills of the Julian Alps in the north-west and the Pannonian Plain in the east, over the Dinara mountain range in its central region, to the Adriatic coast in the south.
56,542 km2, with an additional 31,067 km2 of territorial waters.
Capital Zagreb (800.000 inhabitants - the administrative, cultural, academic and communication centre of the country).
Length of coast
5,835 km - including 4,058 km of island, islet and reef coastline.
Number of islands, islets and reefs
1,185. The largest islands are those of Krk and Cres. There are 67 inhabited islands.
Northern Croatia has a continental climate; Central Croatia has a semi-highland and highland climate, while the Croatian coast has a Mediterranean climate. Winter temperatures range from -1 to 30°C in the continental region, -5 to 0°C in the mountain region and 5 to 10°C in the coastal region. Summer temperatures range from 22 to 26°C in the continental region, 15 to 20°C in the mountain region and 26 to 30°C in the coastal region.
The majority of the population are Croats. National minorities include Serbs, Moslems, Slovenes, Italians, Hungarians, Czechs, Slovaks, and others.
Official language and alphabet
Croatian language and Latin alphabet.
The majority of
the population are Roman Catholics, and in addition there are a number
of those of Orthodox faith, as well as Muslims, and Christians of other
The official currency of the Republic of Croatia is
the Kuna, which has 100 Lipa. Foreign currency may be exchanged in banks,
exchange offices and post offices in accordance with the valid exchange
Electrical current is 220 volts AC, 50 Hz. Most plugs have two round pins. Visitors from abroad who wish to operate personal small electronic items, should bring a plug adapter and a transformer.
Important Phone Numbers
International telephone access code for Croatia is +385. The area codes for the largest cities and their surroundings areas are as follows: Zagreb 01, Split 021, Rijeka 051, Osijek 034, Dubrovnik 020. Omit the 0 when dialing from abroad. To place an outgoing international call from Croatia, dial 00 plus the relevant country code and number.
Minimum driving age is 18.
do not have to pay for medical services if there is a signed health
insurance convention between Croatia and their country of origin. Health
care costs for tourists from a country that does not have a signed convention
with Croatia are paid directly by the user in accordance with listed