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Geographical position:
Croatia extends from the furthest eastern edges of the Alps in the north-west to the Pannonian lowlands and the banks of the Danube in the east; its central region is covered by the Dinara mountain range, and its southern parts extend to the coast of the Adriatic Sea.

the mainland covers 56,542 km2, and the surface of the territorial sea is 31,067 km2.

4,437,460 inhabitants; composition of population: the majority of the population are Croats; national minorities are Serbs, Slovenes, Hungarians, Bosnians, Italians, Czechs and others.

System of government: multi-party parliamentary republic.

Zagreb (779,145 inhabitants), the economic, traffic, cultural and academic centre of the country.

5,835 km of which 4,058 km comprise a coastline of islands, solitary rocks and reefs. Number of islands, solitary rocks and reefs: 1,185; the largest islands are Krk and Cres; there are 50 inhabited islands.

Highest peak:
Dinara: 1,831 m above sea level.

There are two climate zones; a temperate continental climate, locally also a mountainous climate, prevails in the interior, whereas a pleasant Mediterranean climate prevails along the Adriatic coast, with an overwhelming number of sunny days, dry and hot summers, mild and humid winters; average temperature in the inland: January 0 to 2°C, August 19 to 23°C; average temperature at the seaside: January 6 to 11°C, August 21 to 27 °C; the temperature is about 12°C in winter, and 25°C in summer.

kuna (1 kuna = 100 lipa). Foreign currency can be exchanged in banks, exchange offices, post offices, travel agencies, hotels, camps, marinas; cheques can be cashed in banks.
Quick Facts:
Croatia is in the northern Mediterranean on the Adriatic, opposite Italy. The coast consists of Istria, the Croatian Riviera and Dalmatia. It has 1,187 islands, but only 67 of them are inhabited. It is one of the most stunning and unspoiled landscapes in Europe and ideal for sailing.

The climate is warm and Mediterranean, providing the basis for pleasant holidays throughout the year. The sea temperature in summer is about 25oC.

Dubrovnik Dubrovnik - UNESCO world heritage siteAs well as its natural beauty, the country is also home to innumerable cultural and historical monuments and towns, such as the ancient Roman amphitheatre in Pula, the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian in Split (a UNESCO world heritage site) and the Romanesque cities of Krk, Rab, Pag, Korcula and Trogir (a UNESCO world heritage site).

Dubrovnik is an immaculately preserved 13th century fortified city with Renaissance towers, churches and harbour. The entire city is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Hvar boasts the country's oldest public theatre - dating from 1612. There are many beautiful churches; the basilica of Euphrasius in Porec, the preRomanesque church of St Donat in Zadar, Sibenik cathedral, and many others. But Croatia is not just a heritage site.

Croatia is a great place to enjoy yourself in many other ways - with excellent food, drink and entertainment wherever you go.

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