Croatia Info - Travel Advices about Croatia
Flag of Croatia
Location, Southeastern Europe.
Time GMT + 1
Area, 56,542 sq km
Population, 4.5 million (official estimate 2008).
Population Density, 79.4 per sq km.
Capital, Zagreb, Population: 784,900 (official estimate 2007).
Government, Republic Independence from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia proclaimed in 1991. More about Croatia Government.
Head of State, President Ivo Josipovic since 2010.
Head of Government, Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic since 2011.
Language, The official language is Croatian (Hrvatski)
Religion, Roman Catholic Croats (87.8% of the total population) and Eastern Orthodox Serbs (4.4%), as well as small communities of Protestants, Jews and Muslims.
Currency, The Croatian currency is the kuna (1kuna=100 lipa)
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Electricity, 220 volts AC, 50Hz.
Social Conventions, people normally shake hands upon meeting and leaving. Smoking is generally not acceptable in all public places, with the exception of some bars that have licence to smoke.
Photography, Certain restrictions exist.
A passport or other form of identification is necessary. Visitors can stay in the country for up to three months. Croatia visa requirement.
Drivers must possess a driver's license and vehicle registration for vehicles and green card (for foreigners) while driving (The maximum permitted level of alcohol in the blood is 0.5 parts per thousand)
Croatia info for Medical assistance
During his stay in Croatia, tourists have a right to medical services in each health center, outpatient clinics and hospitals. Fares are nominal and correspond to the prices paid by Croatian citizens. For specific medical services in private clinics, guests pay the same as locals.
Despite the relatively good health, it is best to take everything to avoid inconvenience to the traveling. The most important thing is to avoid overexposure to the sun, wear hat and quality sunglasses and use sun lotion with high SPF, especially during the hottest time of day (11-15 hours).Drink plenty of water to avoid the feeling of exhaustion and dehydration. Running water is drinkable (if not, it will be clearly indicated). Bottled spring water is sold in all stores.Swimming is not recommended immediately after a meal, and wait at least two hours before the lunch, jump into the water. Hedgehogs prefer clear waters of the Croatian Adriatic, and the best protection from their spines are plastic or other shoes suitable for water.
Croatia info for Personal safety
Crime rate in Croatia is lower than in other European countries. However, we recommend several precautions: be sure to lock the car when it comes out, do not leave luggage unattended and do not hold all documents and money in one place.
You should take precautions when carrying money in busy tourist areas, where pickpockets are known to operate. Personal and valuable items should not be left unattended, particularly on the beach. Many hotels have safe deposit boxes.
If you experience any discomfort or you notice that something is missing, immediately contact the police.
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