GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT CROATIA
Population: 4 437 360
Land area: 56 691 km²
Territorial sea: 31 067 km²
Coastline: 5 835 km (including islands)
Number of islands: 1185
Capital city: Zagreb
Official language: Croatian
Letter: Latin script
Time: Central European UTC+1; in summer the clock moves one hour forward.
Holidays: January 1st, January 6th, Easter, May 1st, May 30th, June 15th, June 22nd, August 5th, August 15th, October 8th, November 1st, December 25th, December 26th.
Emergency telephone numbers: 112 unique European emergency number;
192 police; 193 firemen; 194 ambulance.
TRAFFIC IN CROATIA
Speed limits: 50km/h in zone of villages, 90km/h outside the village; 110km/h on highway, 130 km/h on freeway.
Vehicles from abroad must have stickers with state indication at the back of their vehicles and trailers.
Phoning while driving is allowed only by using hands-free device.
Limit of alcohol while driving is 0,5 ‰.
Valid driver’s license is required.
CROSSING THE BORDER
Croatia is a member of The European Union. Valid document is required.
CURRENCY IN CROATIA
National currency in Croatia is Kuna (HRK).
1 kuna is divided on 100 lipa.
All credit cards are accepted throughout Croatia.
Cash machines and exchange offices are well distributed all over the state.
Banks are opened from Monday to Friday approximately from 7/8am to 19/20pm and Saturdays from 7/8am to 12/13pm.
STORES IN CROATIA
In summer almost all bigger stores in Croatia are open every day from 7am to 22/23pm.