CroatiaInfo - general information about Croatia

CroatiaInfo is a page with some general informations about Croatia, and what you need to know if you decide to visit Croatia

or we can say: find Info on CroatiaInfo

So, where is Croatia?

Geographically, it is situated on the cross-roads between Central Europe and the Mediterranean.It is an Adriatic and a Central European country. It stretches in the form of an arc from the Danube in the northeast to Istria in the west and Boka Kotorska in the southeast.

Its area is 56,538, and the area of the coastal sea about 31,900 4.784.265

Capital city is Zagreb ( the administrative, cultural, academic and communication centre of the country),with population of 950 000. Other bigger cites: Split, Rijeka, Osijek, Zadar, Dubrovnik, Pula, Sibenik

There are large number of islands: 1185; sixty six inhabited, and the largest island is Krk.

Political system: Parliamentary Democracy

Religions: Predominantly Roman Catholic.

Official language and alphabet: Croatian language and Latin alphabet.

The local currency is the Croatian kuna (kn). Banknotes come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000, coins in kn 1, 2, 5 and 10, 20 and 50 lipa (1 kuna= 100 lipas).

Important telephone numbers:

  • General emergency 112
  • Police 92
  • Fire brigade 93
  • Ambulance 94
  • Emergency road assistance 987
  • General information 981
International telephone code for Croatia: 385

Public holidays in Croatia:

  • New Year's Day, January 1
  • Epiphany January
  • Easter
  • Labor Day, May 1
  • Corpus Christy, June 15
  • Antifascism Day, June 22
  • National Day, June 25
  • National Thanksgiving Day, August 5
  • The Assumption; August 15
  • Independence Day, October 8
  • All Saint's Day, November 1
  • Christmas, December 25 , 26

Travel documents:

To enter Croatia valid ID card or a passport is needed , depending on international agreement between the countries.

A valid passport is necessary to enter Croatia.

Citizens of the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand. Israel, Ireland, Singapore no longer need a visa for stay up to 9o days.

Citizens of EU can enter Croatia with valid identity card

Drivers must be in possession of valid documents for themselves and the vehicle, as well as the Green Insurance Card.


Pets can enter the country if they have a vaccination record and veterinary certificate. The record must not be older than one year.

Customs formalities:

Expensive professional and technical equipment should be declared at the border crossing.

Foreign currency:

Foreign currency can be exchanged in banks, exchange offices, post offices, tourist agencies, hotels, etc.
All major cards (American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Diners) are accepted for a wide range of services.

Medical services:

Medical care for foreign visitors is provided at hospitals and clinics in all major cities in Croatia. Croatia is a member of the Europe Assistance Medical Services System.

Here, in CroatiaInfo page you can also find some links if you want to know more about Croatia:

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