Introduction

Croatia is beautifully located with countless islands along the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea, and from Poreč in the north to Dubrovnik in the south there are countless beaches, green oases, mountains, waterfalls and everything else you could wish for from nature along a tranquil seaside.

The Croatian cities are also interesting with a long history and many sights worth seeing. The capital of Zagreb is a modern European metropolis with beautiful churches, large museums, parks, gardens and lovely cafés and restaurants in the streets and on squares in the cozy center of Upper and Lower neighborhoods.

World famous Dubrovnik shines on the Adriatic with the old city center where elegant Stradun is the main street. And you can travel a bit north to visit Emperor Diocletian's old Roman palace, which remains the center of the moderne seaside city of Split. From this time, one can also enjoy Pula's beautiful arena, located on Istria Peninsula.

The Croatian land is strategically well located between many cultures that have influenced the country through time. In this way, you get the best from the Balkans in Croatia, and in addition to this you can experience the influence of not least Italy, Austria and the former Yugoslavia in the regions of the country.

Biggest cities
  • Zagreb: 790,017 inhabitants
  • Split: 178,102 inhabitants
  • Rijeka: 128,624 inhabitants
  • Osijek: 108,048 inhabitants
  • Zadar: 75,082 inhabitants
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Holidays
  • January 1: New Year's Day
  • January 6: Holy King's Day
  • Date varies: Easter Day
  • Date varies: 2nd Easter Sunday
  • May 1: May 1 celebrations
  • Date varies: Corpus Cristi
  • June 22: Antifascist Day
  • June 25: State Day
  • August 5: The day of victory and Croatian defense
  • August 15: Assumption Day
  • October 8: Independence Day
  • November 1: All Saints Day
  • December 25: Christmas Day
  • December 26: Boxing Day
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Zagreb, Zagreb County, Croatia

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Practical info
  • Official name: Republika Hrvatska
  • Capital: Zagreb
  • National anthem: Lijepa naša domovino
  • Language: Croatian
  • Population (2011): 4,284,889
  • Primary Religion: Christianity
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • Drives in: Right side
  • Domain: .hr
  • Phone code: +385
  • Time Zone: CET (UTC + 1)
  • Power and plugs: 230 V / 50 Hz, plug type C, F
Geography
  • Area: 56,594 km² / 21,851 sq mi
  • Highest point: Dinara 1,831 m / 6,007 feet
  • Longest river: Danube 2,860 km / 1,777 mi
  • Largest lake: Vransko jezero 31 km² / 12 sq mi
  • Largest island: Cres 406 km² / 157 sq mi
  • Boundaries: North: Slovenia, Hungary. South: Adriatic Sea. East: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro. West: Adriatic Sea
Celebrities
  • Tomislav: King,? -928
  • Ruđer Bošković: Physicist, 1711-1787
  • Ivan Meštrović: Artist, 1883-1962
  • Ivo Andrić: Author, 1892-1975
  • Josip Broz Tito: Head of State, 1892-1980
  • Oscar Nemon: Artist, 1906-1985
  • Franjo Tuđman: President, 1922-1999
  • Branko Lustig: Film Director, 1932-
  • Robert Prosinečki: Football Player, 1969-
  • Goran Ivanišević: Tennis Player, 1971-
  • Severina Vučković: Singer, 1972-