Croatia general information

The Croatian territory covers 56 594 square kilometres.

Population of Croatia – 4 483 804 people (2011)

Croatian is the official language of Croatia

The capital of Croatia – Zagreb city

Population of Zagreb – 792 875 people (2011)

The Zagreb territory – 650 square kilometres

The coast of Croatia has as many as 1145 islands of Croatia, out of which 651 isles of Croatia are uninhabited, 389 of the isles are rocks, 78 are reefs, and only 47 isles are inhabited and considered touristic.

The largest of the islands of the Adriatic sea are Cres isle and Krk isle.

Croatia is located in Central and Southeast Europe, bordering Hungary to the northeast, Serbia to the east, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the southeast, Montenegro to the southeast, the Adriatic Sea to the southwest and Slovenia to the northwest.

The Republic of Croatia Ministry of the Interior web

The Ministry of Foreign Policy in Croatia web

Croatian Flag

The flag of Croatia is one of the state symbols of Croatia. It consists of three equal size, horizontal stripes in colours red, white and blue. In the middle is the coat of arms of Croatia.

Croatian Flag

Hymn of Croatia

Lijepa nasa domovino
words Antun Mihanovic
music Jozip Runjanina
Lijepa nasa domovino,
Oj janacka zemljo mila,
Stare slave djedovino,
Da bi vazda sretna bila!
Mila kano si nam slavna,
Mila si nam ti jedina.
Mila kuda si nam ravna,
Mila kuda si planina!
Teci Dravo, Savo teci,
Nit’ ti Dunav silu gubi,
Sinje more svijetu reci,
Da svoj narod Hrvat ljubi.
Dok mu njive sunce grije,
Dok mu hrasce bura vije,
Dok mu mrtve grobak krije,
Dok mu zivo srce bije!

The Croatian time

Now in Croatia :)

Telecommunications in Croatia

International Croatian code +385

Mobile operators in Croatia:

T-Mobile (prefixes +38598, +38599)

Vipnet (prefix +38591)

Tele2 (prefix +38595)

Tomato (prefix +38592)

When calling between Croatian cities you must dial specific city area codes: area code + phone number

Croatian city area codes: Zagreb (01) Split (021) Rijeka (051) Dubrovnik (020) Sibenik/Knin (022) Zadar (023) Osijek (031) Vukovar (032) Varazdin (042) Bjelovar (043) Sisak (044) Karlovac (047) Koprivnica (048) Krapina (049) Istria (052) Lika/Senj (053)

Important phone numbers:

Police Croatia: 92

Fire Service Croatia: 93

Ambulance Croatia: 94

Help on the Croatian road: 987

Energy in Croatia

The voltage of the town grids in Croatia in 220V, the frequence is 50Hz.

Water in Croatia

Tap water in Croatia is perfectly safe, and in some areas considered the best in the world.

Smoking in public places in Croatia

Croatia, just like many other countries of the European Union, adopted the law prohibiting smoking in public places. Still, smoking over a cup of coffee is common in Croatia (especially in the coastal regions), so the owners of 70% of cafes and restaurants have equipped open terraces and special places for smokers.


There are free toilets in the historic centres of towns.

There are free toilets in shopping centres, and in all cafes and restaurants, you just need to order a drink and ask the waiter for directions.

Transport in Croatia

Croatian bus services – both within the towns and between them – are well-developed.

You can buy bus tickets at a bus station, in kiosks, or from the bus driver.

Croatian railways are developed much more poorly. Croatians practically never use trains.

In several large towns there are airports Croatia: Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Pula, Opatija, Rovinj.

Transportation by ferry between the mainland and the islands in Croatia, as well as distant ports on the mainland, is well developed.

Working hours of shops and establishments

On weekdays, most shops are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

On Saturdays and Sundays they usually work until 2 p.m., in summer they work longer.

Public places work from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Monday to Friday. In summer, they usually work until 12:00.

Post and telecommunications

Post offices work from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays; in small settlements, post works from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., and some post offices work during two time periods: in the morning and in the evening.

All public phones use phone cards, which are sold at post offices, and in kiosks. Any phone can be used to phone abroad.


The Croatian police wear dark-blue uniforms, the policemen are friendly and helpful.

Crime and security

The crime rate in Croatia is lower that in most European countries, and crimes against tourists are even less common. You can safely come to rest with a child or alone. Still, you must follow some elementary rules of precaution.

Croatian customs

Foreign and domestic travelers are exempted from customs duty for goods of a non-commercial nature, which they carry within their personal baggage, up to the value of 300 kunas.

In addition, travelers are exempted from duty for the following goods: 200 pcs of cigarettes, or 100 pcs of cigarillos, or 50 pcs of cigars, or 250 g of tobacco, 1 litre of strong alcohol drinks, 2 litres of liqueur, or dessert-or sparking wines, 2 litres of ordinary table wines, perfumes up to 50 g
250 ml of cologne