Information about travelling to Croatia

Croatia is located in Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia

Facts about Croatia
Population4,491,543 (July 2008 est.
Time zoneUTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time) daylight saving time: +1hr, begin
Location Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia

General info about Croatia
The lands that today comprise Croatia were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the close of World War I. In 1918, the Croats, Serbs, and Slovenes formed a kingdom known after 1929 as Yugoslavia. Following World War II, Yugoslavia became a federal independent Communist state under the strong hand of Marshal TITO. Although Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, it took four years of sporadic, but often bitter, fighting before occupying Serb armies were mostly cleared from Croatian lands. Under UN supervision, the last Serb-held enclave in eastern Slavonia was returned to Croatia in 1998.
Disease threats
degree of risk: intermediate food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea and hepatitis A
Languages spoken
Croatian 96.1%, Serbian 1%, other and undesignated 2.9% (including Italian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, and German) (2001 census)
What about drugs?
transit point along the Balkan route for Southwest Asian heroin to Western Europe; has been used as a transit point for maritime shipments of South American cocaine bound for Western Europe
Ethnic division
Croat 89.6%, Serb 4.5%, other 5.9% (including Bosniak, Hungarian, Slovene, Czech, and Roma) (2001 census)
HIV/AIDS prevalence rate
less than 0.1% (2001 est.)
Mediterranean and continental; continental climate predominant with hot summers and cold winters; mild winters, dry summers along coast
oil, some coal, bauxite, low-grade iron ore, calcium, gypsum, natural asphalt, silica, mica, clays, salt, hydropower
Once one of the wealthiest of the Yugoslav republics, Croatia's economy suffered badly during the 1991-95 war as output collapsed and the country missed the early waves of investment in Central and Eastern Europe that followed the fall of the Berlin Wall. Since 2000, however, Croatia's economic fortunes have begun to improve slowly, with moderate but steady GDP growth between 4% and 6% led by a rebound in tourism and credit-driven consumer spending. Inflation over the same period has remained tame and the currency, the kuna, stable. Nevertheless, difficult problems still remain, including a stubbornly high unemployment rate, a growing trade deficit and uneven regional development. The state retains a large role in the economy, as privatization efforts often meet stiff public and political resistance. While macroeconomic stabilization has largely been achieved, structural reforms lag because of deep resistance on the part of the public and lack of strong support from politicians. The EU accession process should accelerate fiscal and structural reform.
air pollution (from metallurgical plants) and resulting acid rain is damaging the forests; coastal pollution from industrial and domestic waste; landmine removal and reconstruction of infrastructure consequent to 1992-95 civil strife

Cities in Croatia

beli manastir     biograd na moru     bjelovar     buje     cakovec     dubrovnik     gospic     gracac     karlovac     knin     koprivnica     korcula     krapina     krizevci     krk     kutina     makarska     metkovic     nasice     nova gradiska     novska     ogulin     omis     opatija     osijek     pag     petrinja     porec     pozega     pula     rab     rijeka     rovinj     senj     sesvete     sibenik     sinj     sisak     slatina     slavonski brod     solin     split     trogir     varazdin     velika gorica     vinkovci     virovitica     vukovar     zadar     zagreb     zapresic     zupanja    

Airports in Croatia
Losinj AirportLSZ

Beer in Croatia (0.33l)
Biograd Na Moru~ 0.8 EUR
Bisag~ 0.7 EUR
Bjelovar~ 0.9 EUR
Brist~ 0.8 EUR
Buzet~ 0.6 EUR
Cakovec~ 1 EUR
Cakovec~ 1 EUR
Dubrovnik~ 2 EUR
Dubrovnik~ 2 EUR
Dugo Selo~ 0.8 EUR
Hum Na Sutli~ 2.4 EUR
Hvar~ 1.6 EUR
Hvar~ 1.6 EUR
Kalnik~ 0.6 EUR
Karlovac~ 0.8 EUR
Knin~ 0.4 EUR
Koprivnica~ 1.1 EUR
Krapina~ 0.9 EUR
Krk~ 2 EUR
Kutina~ 0.8 EUR
Lovran~ 1.2 EUR
Makarska~ 1.1 EUR
Nasice~ 1.2 EUR
Novigrad~ 1.7 EUR
Ogulin~ 0.8 EUR
Opatija~ 1.1 EUR
Osijek~ 0.8 EUR
Pazin~ 1 EUR
Pula~ 1 EUR
Rakitje~ 0.8 EUR
Rijeka~ 1 EUR
Rijeka~ 1 EUR
Rovinj~ 1.3 EUR
Sinj~ 1.1 EUR
Sisak~ 1 EUR
Slavonski Brod~ 0.9 EUR
Split~ 1.1 EUR
Split~ 1.1 EUR
Supetar~ 0.7 EUR
Tucepi~ 1 EUR
Varazdin~ 0.9 EUR
Vela Luka~ 1.3 EUR
Viganj~ 1.3 EUR
Virovitica~ 0.7 EUR
Zadar~ 1 EUR
Zagreb~ 1.1 EUR
Zagreb~ 1.1 EUR

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