Croatia
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CROATIA

Geographical position:
Croatia extends from the furthest eastern edges of the Alps in the north-west to the Pannonian lowlands and the banks of the Danube in the east; its central region is covered by the Dinara mountain range, and its southern parts extend to the coast of the Adriatic Sea.

Surface:

the mainland covers 56,594 km2; surface area of territorial waters totals 31,067 km2.

Population:

Croatia has 4,437,460 inhabitants.

Composition of population: the majority of the population are Croats; national minorities are Serbs, Slovenes, Hungarians, Bosnians, Italians, Czechs and others.

System of government:

Multi-party parliamentary republic.

Capital:

With 779,145 inhabitants, Zagreb is the economic, transport, cultural and academic centre of the country.

Coastline:

6,278 km, of which 4,398 km is made up of island coastlines, solitary rocks and reefs.

Number of islands, solitary rocks and reefs:

1,244. The largest islands are Krk and Cres. There are 50 inhabited islands.

Highest peak:

Dinara: 1,831 m above sea level.

Climate:

Croatia has three climate zones; the prevailing climate in the country’s interior is moderately rainy; on the highest peaks, a forest climate with snow falls, while the areas along the Adriatic coast have a pleasantly mild Mediterranean climate with a large number of sunny days; summers are dry and hot, winters mild and wet with significant precipitations. Average temperatures in the interior: January -2 to 0 oC, somewhat lower at the highest altitudes; August - about 20 oC and about 12 oC on the highest peaks. Average temperature in the littoral: January - 5 to 9 oC, August - 22 to 25 oC; sea temperature in winter: 2 oC; in summer, about 25 oC

Currency:

kuna (1 kuna = 100 lipa). Foreign currency can be exchanged in banks, exchange offices, post offices, travel agencies, hotels, camps, marinas; cheques can be cashed in banks.

Power supply:
220 V, 50 Hz
Our UK guests should note that power outlets in Croatia are the Continental two-pin type and that a socket adapter is therefore required.

Tap water is potable in all parts of Croatia.

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