ABOUT CROATIA

March 17, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Population

Croatia has 4 290 612 inhabitants.

There are nearly more Croatians living outside of the country as living in Croatia.

Coastline

Croatia has one of the most beautiful and picturesque coastline in the world - 6278 km, the most indented  in the Mediterranean. There are 1244 islands, isles, islets & reefs in Croatia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highest Peak 

Dinara with altitude of 1,831 meters.

Money

Croatian currency HRK is called Kuna, the Croatian word for marten, an animal whose fur Croats used as payment many centuries ago. Kuna is divided into 100 lipas, which is the Croatian name for the linden lime tree.

Power Supply -   230V/50Hz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital

Zagreb  is economic, cultural, scientific and academic centre of the country.

Official Language

Croatian (Hrvatski)

Water

Croatia’s drinking water has one of the highest quality standards in Europe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travel

Croatia  is a member of European Union from 01.07.2013. Despite being part of the EU, Croatia IS NOT part of the Schengen Zone. Citizens of EU countries may enter Croatia using their national identity cards (if these exist) instead of a passport. Otherwise, passports are required to enter Croatia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alcohol

Croatia is ranked 4th in the world for alcohol consumption per capita. National liquor is rakija. The acceptable limit of blood alcohol content of a person driving a car is 0.5 per mille.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunshine

Croatia injoys 2786 hours of sunshine a year.  That's more then Sydney, Australia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNESCO

Croatia has 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites:

 

Diocletian Palace and Medieval Split

Dubrovnik Old Town

Early-Christian Euphrasius Basilica Complex in Poreč

Historical Core of Trogir

National Park Plitvice Lakes

St. Jacob’s Cathedral in Sibenik

Zadar, Sibenik - The Venetian Works of Defence between the 16th and 17th Centuries

Stari Grad Plain

Stećci - Mediaeval Tombstones

The Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe- the Northern Velebit and Paklenica National Park.

 

 

 

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Necktie

Croatia is the home of the Necktie. Croatia's "Cravat Day" on October 18 commemorates the Invention of the Necktie.

Dalmatian Dog

The Dalmatian is a breed of dog, noted for its unique black or liver spotted coat. It roots trace back to Croatia and its historical region of Dalmatia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunset

''Zadar has the most beautiful sunset in the world, more beautiful than the one in Key West, in Florida.'' – said Alfred Hitchcock.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Game of Thrones, Star Wars

Oscar-winning Fiddler on the Roof, Sophie’s Choice and Dr. Who all were filmed in Croatia, as were Game of Thrones and Star Wars.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zinfandel grape variety originates from Croatia.

 

Nikola Tesla was born in Croatia.

 

Hum in Istria with a population of around 20 is the world’s smallest town.

 

The world’s first torpedo was constructed in Rijeka.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Telephone Numbers:

The country access code for calling Croatia is +385.

General emergency           112

Police                                  112 or 192

Fire brigade                      112 or 193

Ambulance                       112 or 194

Sea rescue                       112 or 195

Road help                            1987

 

 

 

 

 

Traffic  Info

http://www.hak.hr/en#traffic-flow-and-road-conditions

 

 

 

 

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