Area: 56,542 square kilometres, with an additional 31,067 square kilometres of territorial waters.
The majority of the population are Croats. The national minorities include Serbs, Hungarians, Czechs, Italians and other.
Capital town: Zagreb (779.145)
Length of coast: 5,835 km - including 4,058 km of island, islet and reef coastline. Number of islands, islets and reefs: 1,185 among which 67 islands are inhabited. The largest islands are Krk, Cres, Brač and Hvar.
Official language: Croatian language.
Two climate zones can be distinguished in Croatia; temperate continental climate in the interior and pleasant Mediterranean climate along the Adriatic coast. The average temperature in the inland:
August 19 - 23°C
January 0 - 2°C The average temperature at the seaside:
August 21 - 27 °C
January 6 - 11°C
The Adriatic Sea has a very marked annual change of the surface temperature. The average annual temperature is 11°C. During the winter, the sea is the coldest and the surface temperature is about 7°C. In the summer the surface of the sea reaches a very high temperature, of up to 22 to 25°C, and in the southern Adriatic and Istria up to 27°C.
Kuna (1 kuna = 100 lipa). Foreign currency can be exchanged in banks, exchange offices, post offices, travel agencies, hotels, marinas.