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Croatia Fact sheet


56,542 km2


5,835.3 km

Number of islands:

1,185 - including reefs and solitary rocks

Highest peak:

Dinara: 1,831 m




Zagreb (790.017 inhabitants)

Major towns:

Split (178.102 inhabitants), Rijeka (128.624 inhabitants), Osijek (108.048 inhabitants), Zadar (75.062 inhabitants)

System of government:

Parliamentary republic


The prevailing climate in the interior is continental, while the areas along the Adriatic coast have a pleasantly mild Mediterranean climate with a large number of sunny days.


Pets are welcomed, but have to be fitted with a microchip, vaccinated and accompanied by a passport or certificate issued by a veterinarian.


Kuna (1 Kuna = 100 Lipas)


ATMs (Croatian: bankomat) are nearly everywhere. Mastercard, Visa, Maestro and Cirrus are accepted everywhere while American Express is slightly scarcer.


220V, 50Hz


Tap water is potable throughout Croatia.

Time zone:

GMT plus one hour in the winter and GMT plus two in the summer (DST).

Travel documentation:

Passport or some other internationally recognized identification document. Tourists may remain in Croatia for up to three months.


Customs regulations of the Republic of Croatia are in line with the standards of European Union. Foreign currency is freely brought in and taken out of the country (up to a value of 3.000 euros).

Important telephone numbers:

  • The country calling code for Croatia is +385
  • All emergency situations: 112
  • Police: 192
  • Fire department: 112
  • Ambulance: 112
  • Assistance on the roads: 1987
  • General information: 981
  • Information about local telephone numbers: 11 888
  • Information about International telephone numbers: 902 or 11 802
  • Weather forecast and road conditions: 062 777 777

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