Location: at the crossroads of Central Europe, Southeast Europe, and the Mediterranean.
EU member since 2013
Capital and largest city: Zagreb
Official language: Croatian
Other languages: English is widely spoken and understood
Area: 56,594 km2/21,851 sq mi
Coastline: 6,278 km
Islands and islets: 1244
Currency: Kuna (HRK)
Money Exchange: at any of the banks, bureau de change, post offices, most of travel agencies, hotels and campsites.
Credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners, etc.
Time zone: CET (UTC+1)
Summer (DST): CEST (UTC+2)
Climate: three different climates. The coast has Mediterranean climate large number of sunshine days per year. Summers are hot and dry, winters are mild and wet. Temperatures drop slightly as you move inland, where the climate is continental and moderate. If you climb above 1,000 m, you’ll be surprised with fresh mountain air and temperatures
Calling code: +385
Power supply: 220V/50Hz
Internet TLD: .hr
Drives: on the right
International airports: Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Pula and Osijek
Major companies that fly to Croatia: domestic Croatia Airlines (member of the Star Alliance),Air France, Aeroflot, Lufthansa, Finnair, Austrian Airlines, KLM, Qatar Airways, Swiss International Air Lines, British Airways and Turkish Airlines. Seasonal intercontinental flights also operate from and to Croatia.
Other: Croatia is a very safe country, maintained and clean with WIFI connection available almost in the most remote areas