Croatia

information about Croatia

Earth location

Croatia is a country which spreads from east edge of Alps on north-west to the Panons lowland and Dunavs coast on east, the middle of country is from the Mountain Dinara, and south part ends on coast of Adriatic sea.

Area

Land part is 56.542 km2, and sea area is 31.067 km2.

Population

4.437.460 populations; national population: the most of population are croations; national minority are Serbs, Slovenes, Hungarians, Bosnians, Italians and others.

Location

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Croatia is located in South-Central Europe. Its shape resembles that of a crescent or a horseshoe, which flanks its neighbours Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. To the north lie Slovenia and Hungary; Italy lies across the Adriatic Sea. Its mainland territory is split in two non-contiguous parts by the short coastline of Bosnia and Herzegovina around Neum.

Its terrain is diverse, including:

  • plains, lakes and rolling hills in the continental north and northeast (Central Croatia and Slavonia, part of the Pannonian Basin);
  • densely wooded mountains in Lika and Gorski Kotar, part of the Dinaric Alps;
  • rocky coastlines on the Adriatic Sea (Istria, Northern Seacoast and Dalmatia).


The country is famous for its many national parks. Croatia has a mixture of climates. In the north and east it is continental, Mediterranean along the coast and a semi-highland and highland climate in the south-central region.

Offshore Croatia consists of over one thousand islands varying in size. The largest islands in Croatia are Cres and Krk which are located in the Adriatic Sea. The Danube, the longest river in Europe, runs through the city of Vukovar.

Capital

Zagreb (779.145 st.) economical, trafficable , cultural and academic center of the country

Named after the city of Zagreb, this county has a long and eventful history: the city of Samobor has existed since 1242, and it was one of the first tourist resorts in the region. According to the 2001 census, the county has 309,696 inhabitants. It's considered as a part of the Zagreb metropolitan area. It covers 3078 km².

Today the county is developing along with the nation's capital. Several towns, once villages, such as Zaprešić, Velika Gorica or Sesvete (which is now administratively a Zagreb city district), are latching onto Zagreb's nearby industrial zones and becoming larger than some of the centers of other counties. The outer rim contains recreational facilities for the residents of Zagreb.

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Zagreb County borders on Krapina-Zagorje County, the city of Zagreb and Varaždin County in the north, Bjelovar-Bilogora County in the east, Sisak-Moslavina County in the south and Karlovac County in the southwest.

The longest of the sea area

5835 km, which is 4058 km of the island coast, reefs and cliffs.

The topes mountain

Dinara 1831 m/nm

Climate

There is two climates in Croatia; on the inside of the country is continental climate, in the part is a mountain climate, while on the coast is Mediterraneans with lots of sunny days; try and hot summers, light and wet winters; the average temperature in inside of the country: January from 0 till 2C, August from 19 till 23C; the average temperature in the coast: January from 6 till 11C, August from 21 till 27C; the temperature of the sea on the winter is 12C, and in the summer about 25C.

Money

Kuna (1 Kuna = 100 Lipa). There are coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 i 50 Lipa, and 1, 2, 5 i 25 Kuna and bank-note of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 Kuna. The others foreign volute can be change in banks, changes, post offices and most of tourist agencies, hotels and camps. Work hour of banks is from 7am to 7pm from monday till friday. On Saturdays banks are open till 1pm. Some of the banks, in biger citys, are open even on Sunday. Credit cards: Kreditne kartice: vecina hotela, restorana i trgovina primaju kreditne kartice (American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa, Sport Card International). Bankomati su takoðer sveprisutni.

Electrical circuit voltage

220V, and frequency: 500Hz

The water from cities water-tubes is for drinking in all Croatia

The phone

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    • International dialling code for Croatia is ++385
    • Emergency 94
    • Fire-brigade 93
    • Police 92
    • Help on the road 987; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • General information 981
    • Information about local and intercity phone numbers 988
    • Information about international phone numbers 902
    • The weather forecast and conditions on the road 060 520 520
    • Croatian car club (HAK) 01 4640 800
      WEB: www.hak.hr

Croatian angels:
unique dialling code for tourist information for all Croatia: 062 999 999
For calls form foreign country dial: +385 62 999 999
The service id accessible on Croatian, English, German and Italian language from 23.03.-15.10.

The ID documents for journey

The passport or other international confess ID document. Tourist may sty in Croatia max 3 monts.
Diplomatic presentatives of Croatia in foreign countries or The Ministry of Outside Department of Republic Croatia
Tel. 01 4569 964 ili WEB The Ministry of Outside Department

The customs decrees

The customs decrees of Croatia are adjust to country standards of Europe Unit. The foreign currency You can have with you, but the Croatian currency can't go higher than 15 000 kunas. The value professional and technical equipment must be check in the border. Cats and dogs must have International certificate from official vet that is from vaccinations against fury past least 15 days but not more than 6 months. Regress of tax to foreign statesman, bought goods value more than 500 kunas with certificate form Tx cheque on the way out of the county.
Informations: The Custom Administration of Croatia (phone 01 6102 333)
WEB: The Custom Administration of Croatia

Tax return for foreigners state mans

The tourists that buy goods (except oil) witch value goes above 500kn on the bill, may keep the value added tax (PDV - VAD). During the shop, the salesman must insure the form PDV-P (VAD-P), witch must bee accomplished and verified in the shop. During the coming out of the country the bill must bee verified on the Croatian Custom. The return of the VAD in the kunas may bee receive in the 6 months in the shop where the goods is bought (in that case the tax is return immediately) or sending verified bill in the shop along with number of the bank account where will bee money transfered. In that case tax money will bee refund during 15 days on the day when the bill is received.

Health care system

Hospitals and clinics in all bigger cities, and ambulance and pharmacies in smaller places. The foreign tourists don't pay medical services if the tourist is from country witch have ratify convention about medical care. Costs of medical care of person witch come from country witch don't have ratify convention, will bee charge directly from patients according to rate book. For patients witch are in life danger there are emergence transport by air (helicopter) and by sea (powerboat).

The vet services

Croatia is coverage with network of vet clinics and vet ambulances.
WEB: Croatian Vet Office

State holidays

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    • 1st January - New year

    • 6th January - Three kings

    • Ester and Esters monday (by the Catholic church decrees)

    • 1st May - Work holiday

    • 15th June - The Body Day

    • 22nd June - Day of Antifascist Struggle

    • 25th June - Statehood Day

    • 5th August - Homeland Thanksgiving Day

    • 15th August - Assumption of Mary

    • 8th October - The Independent Day

    • 1st November - All saint's day

    • 25th i 26th December - Christmas holidays

Working time

Stors and marts are open 8am till 8pm, on Saturday from 8om till 2pm or 3pm. Smaller number of stores close between 12 and 2pm. Most of stores are open even on Sunday, especially during the summer. Some shops are open 24 hours a day. Public services and administrative offices are open from 8am till 4pm, from Monday till Friday.

Fire protection

Check out did you took everything to not start the fire!
Don't throw flammable objects in the environment!
If you notice a fire, pleas, inform others in your surrounding; dial immediately 93; until fire department come, try turn off the fir, but be aware to not get yourself or others in danger!
Respect distraint signs for burn the fire!
Be aware that yours parking vehicle don't close fire department approach.

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