Croatia at a glance

Country name Republic of Croatia (Republika Hrvatska)

Border countries Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro

Language Croatian

Population 4.29 million (2011 census)

Religion Roman Catholic (87.8%), Orthodox Christian (4.4%), Muslim (1.3%) (2011)

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović

Capital Zagreb (population 793,000, 2011 census)

Other major cities and towns Split, Rijeka, Osijek, Zadar, Slavonski Brod, Karlovac, Pula, Sisak, Varaždin, Dubrovnik

Size 56,542km²

Islands, reefs and islets 1,185

Inhabited islands 67

Coastline 5,835km (1,777km mainland and 4,058km islands)

High point Mount Dinara, 1,831m

National parks Eight

Nature parks 11

Protected species 380 (fauna), 44 (flora)

Time GMT + 1

Currency Kuna (abbreviated kn or HRK) (for up-to-date rates, go to

International telephone code +385

Tourist board website

Public holidays 1 January (New Year’s Day); 3 February (St Blaise’s Day); Easter (31 March 2013, 21 April 2014, 5 April 2015); 1 May (Labour Day); Corpus Christi (60 days after Easter Sunday, and taken seriously in Croatia, with processions and lots of first communions. Corpus Christi falls on 30 May 2013, 19 June 2014, 4 June 2015); 22 June (Day of Antifascist Struggle); 25 June (Statehood Day); 5 August (Homeland Thanksgiving Day); 15 August (Assumption of the Virgin Mary); 8 October (Independence Day); 1 November (All Saints’ Day); 25 and 26 December (Christmas).

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