Top Facts on Croatia

  • Population 4.29 million (2011 census)
  • Capital Zagreb
  • Other main cities (by population) Split, Rijeka, Osijek
  • Language Croatian, using the Latin alphabet
  • Currency Kuna (100 Lipa = 1 Kuna) 1 EUR = 7,5 HRK
  • Area 56,691 square kilometres
  • Main religion Roman Catholic
  • Main ethic group Croatian (almost 90% of the population is Croatian)



Croatia (Hrvatska), officially the Republic of Croatia (Republika Hrvatska) is situated in South-Eastern Europe at the crossroads of the Adriatic Sea and the Pannonian Plain.

Croatia borders with Hungary in the north, Slovenia in the north-west, Serbia in the north-east, Bosnia and Herzegovina in the total length of the lower part of the Croatia’s crescent shape, Montenegro in the extreme south, and Italy and Slovenia on the Adriatic Sea.

Croatia is classified as an open and developing economy by the International Monetary Fund and a high income economy by the World Bank. Traditionally, Croatia is a tourism oriented country.

Historical heritage, natural beauty and a pleasant climate make up the framework which, together with high quality accommodation, gastronomic excellence and a rich supply of activities and entertainment, enables Croatia to attract the modern-day tourist.

Zagreb is the capital of Croatia and also the largest city in the country. It is situated in the north-west of the country, along the Sava River with a population of almost one million inhabitants. It is the political, economic, cultural and scientific centre of Croatia.

For more information about Croatia, visit web pages:

Zagreb Tourist Board

Croatian National Tourist Board

Croatia.eu

- Time: UTC +1 (summer time +2)


- Call code: + 385


IMPORTANT CALL NUMBERS

POLICE - 192
FIREMEN - 193
URGENT - 112
HAK - help on highway - 1987
FORECAST - 060 616-666
TROUBLES ON SEA - 195
From 1.6. to 31.10. is fire usage in nature forbiden!

1.1. - NEW YEAR
6.1. - THREE KINGS
EASTER MONDAY
1.5. - DAY OF WORK
30.5. - CORPUS CHRISTI
22.6. - DAY FIGHTING AGAINST FASISM
25.6. - NATIONAL DAY
5.8. - DAY OF NATIONAL VICTORY AND GRATITUDE
15.8. - HOLY MARY'S DAY
8.10.- INDEPENDENCE DAY
1.11. - MEMORIAL DAY
25.12. - CHISTMAS
26.12. - SAINT STEPHAN'S DAY

ROAD TRAFFIC
Croatian highway have being built since 2000. Now 1400 km of highways are built. There is no vinjeta sistem but pay toll sistem.
Link of Croatian highway sistem and prices for driving: Highway

AIR TRAFFIC
In Croatia are 7 airports. The biggest international airport is in Zagreb. Other airports: Osijek, Pula, Rijeka (island Krk), Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik. National air company is: Croatia airlaines.
Because of tourism country has been opening for cheap flight connections.

SEA TRAFFIC
Rijeka's port is the biggest in Adratic sea, second (Croatian) is Split. For connection mainland-islands they use ferries Jadrolinija. Jadrolinija is national ferry company.
Timetables and prices of Jadrolinija: Jadrolinija