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Croatia Travel Guide: Country & Destination Information for Visiting


Croatia travel guide and destination overview of the country. Key information, general overview, and more for travelers to Croatia.

Republic of Croatia | Republika Hrvatska

Croatia sits right at where one imagines Central Europe, Eastern Europe, and Southern Europe might meet, at the very top of the Balkan Peninsula on the eastern shores of the Adriatic Sea. Croatia borders Hungary to its northeast, Serbia to its east, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina to its southeast, and Slovenia to its northwest.

Croatia was able to join the European Union as its 28th member state on 1 July 2013, the EU’s latest addition.

flag of Croatia

Croatia Travel Information & Key Points

General points to know about the country of Croatia – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more, whether you’re traveling there or not.

Capital: Zagreb (& largest city)

Population: 4.2 million (2019 estimate)

Language(s): Croatian

President: Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović

Prime Minister: Andrej Plenković

CurrencyKuna (HRK)

Area: 56,594 km2 (21,851 mi2)

Dialing Code: +385

Time Zone: Central European Time “CET” (UTC+1)
•   DST/Summer Time: Central European Summer Time “CEST” (UTC+2)

Demonym: Croatian (what is a demonym?)

Endonym: Hrvatska (their name for their country)

Emergency Number: 112

Drinking Age: 18

Smoking Age: 18 to purchase

Age of Consent: 15

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: Plug Types C / F (define)

ISO Country Code: HR

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