Useful Info About Croatia
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
is 5,835 km long, 4,058 km being the coastline of islands, cliffs and
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
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
Roman Catholicism is the prevalent religion
and there are also some followers of the Muslim, Orthodox and other
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.
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Croatia - Visit
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place where the Mediterranean, the Alps and the Pannonian plain come
of Croatia Official Homepage
Government - Croatia is a multiparty parliamentary republic.
Capital city is Zagreb,
the economic, traffic, cultural and academic centre.
Customs Info - Important custom info for travelers to Croatia.
Administration of the Republic of Croatia
National Tourist Board
- Hrvatska turistička zajednica
the Sea, Tourism, Transport
National Tourist Board Central Portal
Tourism - From Croatian Embassy to the Canada.
Croatia - Information from Croatian National Tourist Board.
Croatia Travel - Info from Association
of Croatian Travel Agencies
Info for Travelers to Eastern Europe
- From Consular Information Sheet
Phone Numbers Throughout Croatia
Meteorological and Hydrological Service
& Road Conditions
& Figures About Croatia
About Croatia - From UNDP
- Croatian tourism-info site.
- Photo Gallery - Click
here to see images and virtual tours of Croatia.
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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.
Accommodations Info - Croatia offers great accommodations for
business and pleasure. After all, tourism
in the modern sense began in Croatia in the 19th century.
City Guide - The other dimension of Croatia is the urban culture:
towns are more numerous here than in any other part of Southeastern
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).
Nature Parks & Strict Reserves - Croatia can pride itself on
and abundant plant and animal life outside the areas under protection.
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
the drudgery of everyday life. The rugged coast of the Croatian
is perfect for nautical tourism. Croatia has been described as the
and a sailing boat paradise.