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This user friendly internet guide contains information about beautiful Croatia.

Useful Info About Croatia

The Republic of Croatia is among the smallest of European countries - only 56,500 km2, and its territorial waters cover 31,900 km2. The coastline including the islands is 5,835 km long, 4,058 km being the coastline of islands, cliffs and reefs. Number of islands, cliffs and reefs; 1185; the largest islands are Krk and Cres; there are 67 inhabited islands with 130,000 inhabitants.

According to the latest census, Croatia has a population of 4,381,352 inhabitants. Most of the population are Croats. The national minorities include Serbs, Bosnians, Italians, Slovenes, Czechs, and others.

Although there was an independent Croatian principality and Kingdom from the 9th to the 12th century, today’s Croatia is one of the newest states in Europe. It adopted its constitution on 22 December 1990, and was recognised internationally on 15 January 1992. Croatia became a multiparty parliamentary republic after the collapse of the communist regime in the democratic elections in the spring of 1990. Its legal system is almost completely harmonized with the EU acquis. In March 2005 Croatia started negotiations on full membership in the European Union.

Roman Catholicism is the prevalent religion and there are also some followers of the Muslim, Orthodox and other Christian denominations. The official language is Croatian, written in the Roman script. In the northern regions, the way of life is typically Central European, whereas in the South it is Mediterranean.


Discover Beautiful Croatia - Visit Croatia and you will never forget the unforgettable natural beauty of the place where the Mediterranean, the Alps and the Pannonian plain come together.
Republic of Croatia Official Homepage
Croatian Government - Croatia is a multiparty parliamentary republic. Capital city is Zagreb, the economic, traffic, cultural and academic centre.
Croatian Customs Info - Important custom info for travelers to Croatia.
Customs Administration of the Republic of Croatia
Croatian National Tourist Board -  Hrvatska turistička zajednica
Ministry of the Sea, Tourism, Transport and Development
Croatian National Tourist Board Central Portal
Croatia, Tourism - From Croatian Embassy to the Canada.
Visit Croatia - Information from Croatian National Tourist Board.
Croatia Travel - Info from Association of Croatian Travel Agencies
Health Info for Travelers to Eastern Europe
Croatia - From Consular Information Sheet
Important Phone Numbers Throughout Croatia
Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Service
Traffic & Road Conditions
Ferries Sailing Schedule
Exchange Rate List
Facts & Figures About Croatia
More About Croatia - From UNDP
Summer Net - Croatian tourism-info site.
Info About Dalmatia
Croatia - Photo Gallery - Click here to see images and virtual tours of Croatia.

CroNatur -The world's friendliest naturist destination.
Adriatic Abundance - by Daniel Lewis New York Times
Croatia is the mother country of the necktie!
Dalmatia Net - Find info about accommodation, festivals, things to do, and travelers tips.
Croatia - An overview of Croatian history, culture and science
Find More About Croatian Culture & History
Croatia - Europe's best-kept holiday secret
Destination Croatia - Lonely Planet Guide
Croatian Gastronomy & Related Info - Traditional Croatian cuisine is represented by a full table of high quality specialties. Variety of quality food is huge and every town, not to mention that every region has it's own local specialties.
Croatian Accommodations Info - Croatia offers great accommodations for business and pleasure. After all, tourism in the modern sense began in Croatia in the 19th century.
Croatian City Guide - The other dimension of Croatia is the urban culture: towns are more numerous here than in any other part of Southeastern Europe.
Croatian National Parks - Of the eight national parks, four are in the mountain regions (Risnjak, Paklenica, Velebit and the Plitvice Lakes) and four are in the coastal area (Kornati, Mljet, Brijuni and Krka).
Croatian Nature Parks & Strict Reserves - Croatia can pride itself on its unpolluted environment and abundant plant and animal life outside the areas under protection.
Croatian Adriatic Coast - The Jewel of the Mediterranean - Long beaches, the rocks reflected in the sea, a pleasant rest away from the pressure of a business, the bustle of the big city and a total escape from the drudgery of everyday life. The rugged coast of the Croatian Adriatic is perfect for nautical tourism. Croatia has been described as the vacation and a sailing boat paradise.
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