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Information about Croatia

 

 

Location: Between the Adriatic Sea (border with Italy), Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. 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.
Geographical facts: Total area: 87.600 km², land area: 56.542 km²;

Length of mainland coast: 1.777 km

Length of island coast: 4.058 km

Number of islands 1.185 (47 inhabited), Krk and Cres being the largest islands

Highest peak: Dinara, 1.831 m above sea level

Population: 4.4 million
Capital: Zagreb, population 780.000, the economic, traffic, cultural and academic centre of the country
Climate:
There are 2 climate zones; a temperate continental, locally also a mountainous climate that prevails in the interior, and a pleasant Mediterranean climate along the Adriatic coast. Average temperature in the inland in October 11,4°C, with 30% possibility of rain.
Language: Croatian, written in Latin alphabet
Time: CET (GMT + 1)
Electricity:
220 Volts, 50Hz
Credit Cards: Eurocard/Mastercard, American Express, Diners and Visa are widely accepted (also at the Solaris Hotels Resort in Sibenik). Withdrawing cash from ATMs is possible in almost all towns, cities and tourist centres; almost all ATMs accept the above mentioned credit cards.
Currency: Croatian Kuna – HRK.  1 kuna = 100 lipa

Exchange rate: (as of 18.05.2012.)

1 EUR = 7,53 HRK, 1 USD =  5,92 HRK

Coins are issued in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 lipa and of 1, 2, 5 and 25 kuna. Banknotes are in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1.000 kuna

Foreign currency can be exchanged at the airport, in banks, post offices, exchange offices, travel agencies, camp sites, marinas, as well as in hotels (also the Solaris Hotels in Sibenik).

Customs regulations: Customs regulations are harmonised with the standards of EU member states. Foreign currency may be freely taken in and out of the country. More valuable professional and technical equipment must be declared at the border. For more information take a look at: www.carina.hr
Travel regulations: Citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia Switzerland and UK can cross the border of the Republic of Croatia with a valid passport or an identity card, and stay up to 90 days.

Crossing the state border requires a visa for the citizens of the following countries: Belarus, Georgia and Moldova. Crossing the state border requires a valid passport for the citizens of other countries.

For further information please contact the Croatian Embassy or Consulate in your country or visit the web pages of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs; www.mvep.hr

To enter Croatia by car, a driving licence, vehicle registration card and a green card are required.

Useful numbers: Police: 112; Fire brigade: 112; Ambulance: 112; Search & Rescue: 112; HAK: 1987
Speed limits: 50 km/h - within built-up areas

90 km/h - outside built-up areas

110 km/h - on major roads

130 km/h - on motorways

80 km/h - for motor vehicles with a caravan trailer

80 km/h - for buses and buses with a light trailer

Mobile phones:  Use of mobile phones while driving is forbidden if there is no hands free tool in the car!
Daytime running lights: mandatory use during standard winter time 
Drinking & Driving:       0,05% 
More information about Croatia can be found on the web pages of the Croatian National Tourist Board: www.croatia.hr 

 

 

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