Croatia travel guide



Croatia is located in Southern Europe part of Europe. It's total area is 56K km² and 34.7% of it is forest area. As of 2023 it has a total population of 3.9M. 58.6% lives in cities whereas 41.4% lives in rural areas.
Croatia ( (listen), kroh-AY-shə; Croatian: Hrvatska, pronounced [xř̩ʋaːtskaː]), officially the Republic of Croatia (Croatian: Republika Hrvatska, (listen)), is a country at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe. Its coast lies entirely on the Adriatic Sea. It borders Slovenia to the northwest, Hungary to the northeast, Serbia to the east, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro to the southeast, and shares a maritime border with Italy to the west and southwest. Its capital and largest city, Zagreb, forms one of the country's primary subdivisions, with twenty counties. The country spans 56,594 square kilometres (21,851 square miles), and has a population of nearly 3.9 million.

The Croats arrived in the late 6th century. By the 7th century, they had organized the territory into two duchies. Croatia was first internationally recognized as independent on 7 June 879 during the reign of Duke Branimir. Tomislav became the first king by 925, elevating Croatia to the status of a kingdom. During the succession crisis after the Trpimirović dynasty ended, Croatia entered a personal union with Hungary in 1102. In 1527, faced with Ottoman conquest, the Croatian Parliament elected Ferdinand I of Austria to the Croatian throne. In October 1918, the State of Slovenes, Croats, and Serbs, independent from Austria-Hungary, was proclaimed in Zagreb, and in December 1918, it merged into the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. Following the Axis invasion of Yugoslavia in April 1941, most of Croatia was incorporated into a Nazi-installed puppet state, the Independent State of Croatia. A resistance movement led to the creation of the Socialist Republic of Croatia, which after the war became a founding member and constituent of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. On 25 June 1991, Croatia declared independence, and the War of Independence was successfully fought over the next four years.

Croatia is a republic and a parliamentary liberal democracy. It is a member of the European Union, the Eurozone, the Schengen Area, NATO, the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the OSCE, the World Trade Organization, and a founding member of the Union for the Mediterranean. An active participant in United Nations peacekeeping, Croatia contributed troops to the International Security Assistance Force and filled a nonpermanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for the 2008–2009 term. Since 2000, the Croatian government has invested in infrastructure, especially transport routes and facilities along the Pan-European corridors.

Croatia is classified by the World Bank as a high-income economy and ranks 40th in the Human Development Index. Service, industrial sectors, and agriculture dominate the economy. Tourism is a significant source of revenue for the country, which is ranked among the 25 most popular tourist destinations. The state controls a part of the economy, with substantial government expenditure. The European Union is Croatia's most important trading partner. Croatia provides social security, universal health care, and tuition-free primary and secondary education while supporting culture through public institutions and corporate investments in media and publishing.

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💬 Languages

Croatian is the official language.

💵 Currencies

We don't have any data for currencies used in Croatia.

🏧 Cash / Credit card usage

As credit cards are not widely used in Croatia, we suggest you to carry cash during your travels [2017: %35.46926081]. Approximately there are a total of 🏧 5.7K ATM's in Croatia.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Tourism

In 2019, 60M tourists arrived to Croatia. In 2019, tourism has contributed to Croatia economy with a total of 12B $ income (%38.6).

📱 Bandwidth

Mobile internet & wifi is fast with 96.95 Mbps. Broadband is fast with 62.95 Mbps.

Mobile & Wifi (2.9 / 10)

Broadband (2.21 / 10)

☀️ Climate

Averag yearly temperature is 🌤️ 11 °C and warm. Current 3 months (July, August and September) average is ☀️ 19 °C and hot. Current season (summer) is ☀️ 20 °C and hot.
Yearly average11 °C 🌤️
3 month average19 °C ☀️
Spring average11 °C 🌤️
Summer average20 °C ☀️
Fall average12 °C 🌤️
Winter average2 °C ❄️
About seasons: Remember that seasons in Southern Hemisphere are opposite of the Northern one. This means that in Argentina and Australia, winter begins in June. Currently season averages are rendered according Northern Hemisphere.

📈 Economics

In 2023, gross national income (GNI) was 80B $ and with %3 increase GNI per capita was 21K $. In 2023, consumer inflation was calculated as %7.9.

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