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Croatia Fact sheet

Area:

56,542 km2

Coastline:

5,835.3 km

Number of islands:

1,185 - including reefs and solitary rocks

Highest peak:

Dinara: 1,831 m

Population:

4.284.889

Capital:

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

Climate:

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

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

Currency:

Kuna (1 Kuna = 100 Lipas)

ATMs:

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

Electricity:

220V, 50Hz

Water:

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:

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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