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CALL 112!

If you need:
–Emergency medical assistance,
–The assistance of fire fighters,
–The assistance of the police,
–The assistance of the Mountain Rescue Service,
–The assistance of other emergency services and operative search and rescue forces.



In the event of an accident, phone 112!
This number can be reached any time, day or night, regardless of where you are in the Republic of Croatia or in the European Union.
Calls to this number are free of charge. Calls can be made through all operators and all telephone devices by dialling 112


Geographic position

Croatia occupies the largest part of the eastern coast of the Adriatic sea which, as a part of the Mediterranean sea, penetrates deepest into European soil. Croatia’s shoreline and numerous islands enjoy the majority of the Adriatic coastline. The narrow Dinara mountain range separates the country’s Mediterranean region from its central European continental part,
which spans from the easterly edges of the Alps in the North-West to the shores of the Danube in the East, encompassing the southern part of the fertile Pannonian lowlands.

Surface area
The mainland covers an area of 56,594 km2. Territorial waters cover a surface area of 31,067 km2.
Croatia has 4,429,078 inhabitants.
The majority of the population are Croats, with the largest minorities being Serbs, Bosnians, Slovenes, Hungarians, Czechs, Italians and Albanians.
System of government
Croatia is a multi-party parliamentary republic.
With 779,145 inhabitants, Zagreb is the economic, transport, cultural and academic centre of the country.
Length of the coastline
6,278 km, of which 4,398 km is made up of island coastlines, solitary rocks and reefs. Number of islands, solitary rocks and reefs 1,244. The largest islands are Krk and Cres. There are 50 inhabited islands.
Highest peak
Dinara, 1,831 m above sea level.



The prevailing climate in the country’s continental interior is moderately warm and rainy, while Croatia’s highest peaks have a mountain climate which includes snowfall. The areas along the Adriatic coast have a pleasantly mild Mediterranean climate with a large number of sunny days, summers are hot and dry and winters are mild and wet. Average temperatures in the continental interior are: January -2 to 0 °C, with somewhat lower temperatures at the highest altitudes; August approximately 20 °C,
with around 12 °C at the highest altitudes. Average temperatures in the Littoral (Adriatic Coast) are: January -5 to 9 °C, August -22 to 25 °C. The sea temperature in winter is 12 °C and approximately 25 °C in summer.


Post and telecommunications

Post offices are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on weekdays, in smaller centres
from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Some offices work a split shift. In most towns and tourist centres, duty post offices are open on Saturdays and Sundays.
Phone cards are used in all public telephones and may be purchased from
post offices and from newspaper kiosks. International calls may be made directly from any public telephone.


Public holidays

1.1 - New Year’s Day
6.1 - Epiphany Easter Sunday
1.1 - Labour Day Corpus Christi
22.6- Anti-Fascist Resistance Day
25.6 - Statehood Day
5.8 - National Thanksgiving Day
15.8 - Assumption Day
8.10 - Independence Day
1.11 - All Saints’ Day
25-26 December - Christmas Holidays


info Major cities Croatian (2001)

1. Zagreb (779.145)
2. Split (188.694)
3. Rijeka (144.043)
4. Osijek (114.616)
5. Zadar (72.718)
6. Slavonski Brod (64.612)
7. Velika Gorica (63.517)
8. Pula (58.594)
9. Sisak (52.236)
10. Šibenik (51.533)



Shops and public services working hours

During the tourist season, most shops are open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on weekdays, and many are also open during the weekend. Public services and business offices generally work from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.


At sea

–In case of an accident or sea pollution, call 155 (National Headquarters for
Search and Rescue at Sea) or 112.
–Before setting sail, inform yourself of the weather forecast, especially for the Adriatic,
–While swimming, stay in sight of other swimmers,
–Inform family and friends of the approximate location in which you will be diving and mark the area appropriately,



Emergency calls - 112

94 - Ambulance
92 - Police
93 - Firefighters
944 - HAK (roadside assistance)
981 - General information
988 - telephone numbers service
9864 - Exchange Rates

info GSM Networks

T-com (099; 098)
BonBon (097)
Tele2 (095)
VIP (091)
Tomato (092)



National Parks

1. Kornati (234 km2)
2. Plitvička jezera (295 km2)
3. Krka (110 km2)
4. Paklenica (102 km2)
5. Mljet (54 km2)
6. Risnjak (64 km2)
7. Brijuni (36 km2)
8. Sjeverni Velebit


Croatia World Heritage na

1. Plitvička jezera
2. Dioklecijanova palača, Split
3. Stari grad, Dubrovnik
4. Eufrazijeva Bazilika
5. Stari grad, Trogir
6. Katedrala u Šibeniku, Šibenik
7. Stari Grad, Hvar


Customs regulations

Customs regulations in the Republic of Croatia are almost entirely harmonised with EU regulations and standards, but the
value of those non-commercial items that are brought into the country for personal use and are exempt from tax duty or PDV (VAT), is limited to only 1,000 HRK (kuna). Foreign and local currency and cheques may be freely taken in and out of the country by both foreign and Croatian citizens with foreign residence, but transfers of an amount of 10,000 Euros or more must be declared to a customs official. Valuable professional equipment and other technical devices must also be declared to a customs official at the border crossing. VAT is refunded to persons who do not have permanent or temporary residence in Croatia, for individual goods purchased in Croatia, for amounts in excess of 740.00 HRK (Kuna), upon the presentation of a Tax Cheque form verified by a customs official during the export of purchased goods, at the latest 3 months from the day of purchase. Foreign nationals must claim Tax refunds within six months of the receipt issue date. For additional information please contact the Customs Administration: The transport of house pets across state borders is possible only with the necessary veterinary documentation certifying the animals’ state of health. Cats and dogs must be fitted with an electronic identification system (microchip). Up to five pets can be imported at border crossings approved for the circulation of certain house pets, whilst the import of larger numbers of animals
must be made at a border crossing where there is a border veterinary inspection.


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