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General information


 
Official Name
Republika Hrvatska (Republic Croatia).

Population
± 4.500.000 people.

Capitol
Zagreb.

Area RH
56.610 km2.

Length coast
1.777,3 km is the land coast and 4.058 km is the coast of all the islands.

Anthem RH
"Lijepa nasa domovino"- writer was Antun Mihanovic.

Official Language
Croatian.

Religions
Roman Catholic 76.5%, Orthodox 11.1%, Muslim 1.2%, Protestant 0.4%, others and unknown 10.8% (1991).


Attractions

Major cultural events:

Zagreb Summer Festival: early July till mid August
Dakovacki Vezovi (Dakovo Embroidery): early July
International Folklore Festival: 17 till 21 July
International Children's Festival: 22 June till 6 July
Dubrovnik Summer Festival: 10 July till 25 August
Split Summer: mid July till mid August
Musical Evenings in St.Donat, Zadar: mid July till mid August
Sinjska alka (Knight party from Sinj): 5 August
Vinkovacke jeseni (Vinkovci Autumn party): 20 till 22 September
Baroque Evenings from Varazdin: 20 September till 6 October

Important museums:

Dubrovnik: Archaeological Museum, Ethnographic Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Maritime Museum, The Cathedral Vault, Marin Drzic House
Cakovec: Museum of Medimurje
Gospic: Museum of Lika
Hlebine: Gallery and Collection of naive artist Ivan Generalic
Krapina: Museum of Evolution, Museum Ljudevit Gaj
Makarska: Malacological museum, Citymuseum
Pula: Archaeological museum, Historical museum of Istria
Split: Museum of Croatian archaeological monuments, Archaeological Museum Split, Gallery of Ivan Mestrovic
Trakoscan: Castle-Museum Trakoscan (old weapons)
Zadar: Archaeological museum, Museum of Zadar, Maritime Museum
Zagreb: Archaeological museum, Etnographic museum, Citymuseum, Museum Mimara, Natural History Museum, Museum for modern art, Artgallery Strossmayer, Technical museum



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Tourist information

Money
Kuna - 1 kuna = 100 Lipa (1 kuna = ± 0,14 Euro)(1 Euro = ± 7,36 kuna).
On the next page You find addresses of relevant cash dispensers: Cash dispensers.
 
Euro - Kuna

KUNA


Working hours
Shops and department stores are open between 08.00 and 20.00, and on Saturdays from 08.00 to 14.00, or to 15.00. A smaller number of stores close between noon and 16.00. Many stores are also open on Sundays, especially in the summer, and a smaller number in the larger cities are open 24 hours a day. Public services and companies usually work from 08.30 to 16.30 from Monday to Friday.

Emergency numbers
Police 92
Fire brigade 93
Ambulance 94
Road help 987

Country number of Croatia
+ 385.
On the next page You will find Telephone book Croatia

Time zone
GMT + 1 hour.

Holidays in Croatia
01-01 Nova godina.(New year)
06-01 Sveta tri kralja.(Three kings)
01-05 Medunarodni praznik rada.
22-06 Dan antifasisticke borbe.
25-06 Dan drzavnosti.
05-08 Dan pobjede i domovinske zahvalnosti.(Day of victory)
15-08 Velika Gospa.(Assumption)
08-10 Dan neovisnosti.
01-11 Svi Sveti.(All Saints' Day)
25-12 Bozicni Blagdani.(Christmas)
26-12 Bozicni Blagdani.(Christmas)


Car

Documents
To enter Croatia, a driver’s licence, an automobile registration card and vehicle insurance documents (including Green Card) are required.
Permitted speeds
50 km/h - within settled areas, 90 km/h - outside settled areas, 110 km/h - on major roadways designed exclusively for motor vehicles, and on highways, 130 km/h - on motorways, 80 km/h - for motor vehicles with a caravan trailer, 80 km/h - for buses and buses with a light trailer
Rain
Please reduce and adjust your speed in wet road conditions. Driving with headlights is obligatory both day and night.
Mobile phones
The use of mobile telephones while driving is forbidden!
The use of seat belts is obligatory. A refl ective sleeveless jacket is an obligatory part of each vehicle’s emergency equipment.

Did you know


That the ball-point pen was invented by a Croat, Eduard (Slavoljub) Penkala (1871-1922), that it bears his name and is in daily use.
 
That Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), the father of alternative current electricity and technology of wireless communications, after which the unit for magnetic induction is named, was born in Croatia, and that he refused to receive the Nobel prize he had to share with T. A. Edison.
 
That the names of two Croats are on the map of the Moon – names of scientists J. R. Boskovic and A. Mohorovicic.
 
That the first public theatre in Europe was opened in 1612 on the island of Hvar, in the town which “Conde Nast Traveler Magazine” entered at the fifth place on its Top Ten list of best island towns in the world.
 
That two winners of the Nobel Prize in chemistry came from Croatia – Lavoslav Ruzicka (1939) and Vladimir Prelog (1975).
 
That the Dalmatian dog from the film “101 Dalmatians” was named after Dalmatia, in which most of the Croatian Adriatic is located.
 
That the necktie has its origin in Croatia (in Croatian: Kravata, English: Cravat, French: Cravate, German: Krawatte, Italian: Cravatta, Spanish: Corvatta) and that the word “cravat” came from the word “Croat” (Hrvat in Croatian); so called because worn by Croats in the French army during the Thirty Years’ War. In their own way, with the cravat, the Croats have started conquering the world from the coasts of the Adriatic Sea from 17th century. The consequences of that conquering are today felt around the necks by 600 million businessmen worldwide.
 
That Luka’s pit (“Lukina jama”), the tenth by depth in the world (1392 m), is located in Croatia on Velebit Mountain.
 
That Agatha Christie spent her second honeymoon in Dubrovnik and Split.
 
That Marco Polo (1254-1324), an adventurer, merchant and one of the best known world travelers, whose book “The Travels of Marco Polo” is the first tourist book in the world, comes from Korcula on Korcula island in Croatia.
 
Useful information
Croatian Embassy in Great Britain

Embassy Republic Croatia
21 Conway Street
London W1P 5HL
Josip Paro
Tel: + 44 (0)20 - 738 72022
Fax: + 44 (0)20 - 738 70310
Embassy of Great Britain in Croatia

Embassy Great Britain
I. Lucica 4
10000 Zagreb
Nicholas Robert Jarrold
Tel: + 385 (0)1 - 6009 100
Fax: + 385 (0)1 - 6009 111
Croatian Embassy in the USA

Embassy Republic Croatia
2343 Massachusetts Ave., N.W
Washington DC, 20008-2803
Ivan Grdešic
Tel: + 1 (0)202 - 588 5899
Fax: + 1 (0)202 - 588 8937
Link: Croatian Embassy in the USA
Embassy of the USA in Croatia

Embassy USA
Andrije Hebranga 2
10000 Zagreb
Lawrence G Rossin
Tel: + 385 (0)1 - 6612 200
Fax: + 385 (0)1 - 4558 585
Link: US Embassy in Croatia
Croatian Embassy in Australia

Embassy Republic Croatia
14 Jindalee Crescent
O'Malley Act 2606
Canberra
Mladen Ibler
Tel: + 61 (0)2 - 628 66 988
Fax: + 61 (0)2 - 628 63 544


Embassy of Australia in Croatia

Embassy Australia
Kaptol Centar, 3. kat
Nova Ves 11
10000 Zagreb
Anna Christina George
Tel: + 385 (0)1 - 4891 200
Fax: + 385 (0)1 - 4891 216
Link: Australian Embassy in Croatia


Ministry of Foreign Affairs  
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
Here You can find all information about ministry's, embassy's and consulate from other country's in the Republic of Croatia and from the Republic of Croatia all over the world, also information for every tourist who goes to Croatia. The page is in Croatian and English.
Link: http://www.mvp.hr
 
 
Ministry of the Interior  
Ministry of the Interior
 
On this site You will find information about documents, stay in Croatia and news from the police. The site is in Croatian and English.
Link: http://www.mup.hr
 
 
  
 
 
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