Official Language and Alphabet
The official language is Croatian, and the alphabet is Latin.
Zagreb has 779 145 inhabitants, and it is economical, cultural and academic center of the country.
Croatia has 4 437 460 inhabitants - the majority of the population are Croats, while the largest national minorities are Serbs, Slovenes, Hungarians, Czechs, Italians and Albanians.
Croatian inland territory is 56,594 km2, a territorially Sea has an area of 31,067 km2.
The highest peak is Dinara, at 1,831 m above the sea level.
Croatia is a parliamentary republic.
Tap water is potable in all parts of the Croatia.
Croatia is at GMT plus one hour.
Croatia occupies an area of eastern edges of the Alps in the northwest to the Pannonia lowlands and the banks of the Danube in the east. The central region is covered by the Dinara mountain range, and ends at the southern coast of the Adriatic Sea.
In the north, it borders with Slovenia and Hungary, and Serbia in the east, south and east with Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, and with Italy has a sea border.
Coastline is 5 835.30 km, 4058 km of which are coastline of islands, islets and reefs. Croatian coast has 1 185 islands, islets and reefs. The largest islands are Krk and Cres. There are 47 islands inhabited.
Regions of Croatia are: Southern Dalmatia, Central Dalmatia, Central Dalmatia, Istria, Istria, Lika, central Croatia and Slavonia
220V, frequency 50Hz; sockets look like in most European countries, there are two circular contacts. In case you need adapters or transformers (especially guests from the USA and Great Britain), you can find them at airports, major shops and shopping centers.
January 1st - New Year
January 6th - Three Kings Day
...April - Easter and Easter Monday
May 1st - Labour Day
....... Corpus Christi
June 22nd - Day of Antifascist Struggle
June 25th - Statehood Day
August 5th - National Thanksgiving Day
August 15th - The Assumption
October 8th - Independence Day
November 1st - All Saints
December 25th and 26th - Christmas Holidays
In all cities there are hospitals, clinics and pharmacies, in small towns have clinics and pharmacies. Foreign tourists who have compulsory insurance in the country, in case of accidents and health problems during their stay in Croatia, do not pay for the use of emergency health care if the country of origin has a contract with the Croatian social security. Health care, including transportation for emergency use in the manner prescribed by the Croatian insured, so the same way participates in health care costs.
Tourists who come from countries with which no contract of social insurance have to pay their personal expenses.
Croatia is a good network of veterinary clinics and dispensaries. More information is available from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development, www.mps.hr
Croatian Official Currency is Kuna (1 Kuna = 100 Lipa). Foreign currency can be exchanged at banks, exchange offices, post offices, travel agencies and hotels. There are coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 lipa and 1, 2, 5 and 25 Kuna coins and 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 Kuna. Exchange rate is between 7.0 and 7.5 for 1 euro.
Foreign currency can be exchanged at banks, exchange offices, post offices, most tourist agencies, hotels, campsites and marinas. Banking hours are from 7:00 to 19:00, Mondays to Fridays, and Saturdays from 7:00 to 13:00. Some banks in larger cities are open Sundays.
Credit card (American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard / Mastercard, Visa, Sport Card International) can be a means of payment in almost all hotels, restaurants, shops, camps, marinas ... These cards also accept almost all the ATMs that are available and distributed in all areas.
Climate in Croatia
Due to the geographical diversity, the Croatian region of the climate, vary considerably. There are three climatic zones: the interior dominated by a moderately rainy, snowy forest climate in mountain areas and Mediterranean climate in the coastal area and islands, with plenty of sunny days. Summers are generally dry and hot and winters mild and wet.
Croatian coast is one of the sunniest in Europe, with about 2600 hours of sunshine annually.
In the Croatian inland in January is 0 to 2 °C in August 19 to 23 °C, while at the highest peaks around 12 °C.
The average temperature in the coastal area in January ranges from 5 to 11 °C, in August 26 to30 °C.
April, May and June temperatures are pleasant, with light winds, which can be very interesting and attractive to sailors, especially those with more experience.
Sea temperature is around 12 °C in winter and around 25 °C in summer.
Reports about the Weather on the Adriatic Coast
Croatian radio stations to broadcast several programs weather for tourists in Croatia. During the summer season at the Second Croatian Radio (98.5 Mhz northwestern Croatia and Dubrovnik coast; 105.3 Mhz Istria, Split 96.1, 98.9 Makarska Riviera, 93.3 Gorski Kotar), with regular news in Croatian every hour from 8:00 to 21:00 news in English, German, Italian and Czech. News about the weather forecast is updated 3 times a day: at 07:00, 13:00 and 19:00. Contains an overview of the situation, a brief forecast for the next 24 hours and air pressure information.