Useful Information About Croatia
The Croatian national territory totals 56.594 km2 with 31.479 km2 of coastal waters for sailing, swimming and diving. Croatia occupies the
largest area of the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea which, as a part of the Mediterranean Sea, penetrates deep into the European continent.
The narrow Dinara Mountain Range separates the country’s Mediterranean region from its central European continental section, which spans
from the easterly edges of the Alps in the north west to the shores of the Danube in the East, encompassing the southern part of the fertile
Pannonian lowlands. And if the beauty of such landscapes weren’t enough, here’s a refreshing piece of news: tap water is drinkable across
all of Croatia.
According to the last census, Croatia has 4.437.460 inhabitants. The majority of the inhabitants are Croats, while Serbs, Bosnians,
Albanians, Slovenians, Hungarians, Italians and Czechs form the most numerous minorities.
System of Goverment
Croatia is a multilateral parlamentary republic.
The capital is Zagreb with 779.145 inhabitants – the economic, traffic, cultural and academic center of Croatia.
Climate and Weather
There are two climate zones; a temperate continental climate, locally also a mountainous climate, prevails in the interior, whereas a
pleasant Mediterranean climate prevails along the Adriatic coast, with an overwhelming number of sunny days and a sea temperature that does
not fall under 20°C. This pleasant climate favours the relax and enjoyment of the treasures of the Adriatic coast. The average temperature:
January 0 to 2°C, August 19 to 23°C; average temperature at the seaside: January 6 to 11°C, August 21 to 27 °C; the sea temperature is about
12°C in the winter, and 25°C in the summer.
The official currency in Croatia is the Kuna (1 kuna = 100 lipa). Foreign currency can be exchanged in banks, exchange offices, post offices,
most travel agencies and at the reception of hotels, camps as well as in marinas.
In Croatia the most used cards are: Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Diners. They are accepted at most hotels, marinas,
restaurants and shops, as well as at ATM's and commercial centers.
220 V, 50 Hz Power outlets in Croatia are the Continental two-pin type.
Tap water is potable in all parts of Croatia.
Important Telephone Numbers
Fire Department: 93
Roadside vehicle assistance: 987
A single country number for all emergency situations: 112
General information: 981
Your trip to Croatia doesn’t mean visa headaches either. In most cases, the only form of ID required is a valid passport. And if you’re an
EU or US citizen, you can also use your national ID card.
Croatian customs regulations are almost entirely in harmony with EU standards.