FACTS about CROATIA
Croatia Tourist Offices - click for Info and listing.
Weather in Croatia - info page about current weather conditions.
Geographical position : 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. Area of Croatia is 56,542 km2, with an additional 31,067 km2 of territorial waters.
Population in Croatia is 4.5 million
Capital of Croatia is Zagreb (780 thousand inhabitants) - the administrative, cultural, academic and communication centre of the country).
Croatian coast has length of 5,835 km - including 4,058 km of island, islet and reef coastline. There is 1,185 islands in Croatia. The largest islands are Krk and Cres. There are 67 inhabited islands.
Climate in Croatia: 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.
Population of Croatia - The majority of the population are Croats. National minorities include Serbs, Moslems, Slovenes, Italians, Hungarians, Czechs, Slovaks, and others.
Official language in Croatia is Croatian language and Latin alphabet.
Religions in Croatia - 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 denominations.
Currency in Croatia is Kuna (1 Kuna = 100 Lipa). There are 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 Lipa coins, 1, 2, 5 and 25 Kuna coins and 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 Kuna banknotes - click for more info and some images
Exchange Rates: foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks, exchange offices, post offices and at most tourist agencies, hotels and camping grounds. Banking hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday to Friday. On Saturdays banks are open until 1 p.m. In the larger cities some banks are also open on Sundays.
Electricity in Croatia : Voltage of city power grid – 220V, frequency 50HZ
Water: Tap water is drinkable throughout Croatia.
The telephone code for Croatia is +385.
Time zone: GMT plus one hour in winter and GMT plus two in summer.
Travel documentation : Passport or some other internationally recognized identification document. Tourists may remain in Croatia for up to three months.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://www.mfa.hr/MVP.asp?pcpid=1612
Customs regulations of the Republic of Croatia
are in line with the standards of European Union countries.
Foreign currency is freely brought in and taken out of the country
(up to a value of 3.000 euros); up to a value of 15.000 kn for
domestic currency. More expensive professional and technical
equipment should be registered at the border. Dogs and cats,
accompanied by their owner, need to have an International certificate
from a registered veterinarian stating that at least 15 days
and not more than six months have passed since their vaccination
against rabies. Tax refund for goods purchased in Croatia over
500 kuna in value with a validated "Tax check" at
departure from the country. Information: Republic of Croatia
Customs Administration (tel 01 6102 333);
There is a network of veterinary clinics and centre in Croatia. Information: www.veterinarstvo.hr
Croatian National Holidays - click for info and listings..
Post and Telecommunications:
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