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Croatia is located on the Balkan Peninsula on the Adriatic Sea, and is a popular summer destination. Crystal clear water, Roman palaces, old medieval towns and lots of sun and bathing are some of the reasons why the country has become so popular among Swedes.

Capital: Zagreb
Biggest city: Zagreb
State: republic
Language: Croatian
Religion: catholicism
Surface: 56 542 km²
Population: 4.3 million (2013)
Population density: 79 residents per km²
Life expectancy: 75 years
Illiteracy: 2%
Currency: kuna (HRK)
1 kuna = 1.29 kr
GDP per capita: $ 17,900 (2010)
Time difference: +0 hours
Electricity: 220 V AC, 50Hz
National Day: June 25
Country area code: 385
2-Letter country abbreviation: HR (See more abbreviations on Abbreviationfinder)
Business: service sector 65%, industry 31%, agriculture 4%
Climate: temperate; cold winters and hot summers inland; Mediterranean climate on the coast

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As early as the 1960s, cities such as Split and Dubrovnik were popular destinations among charter tourists. However, the war in Yugoslavia, of which Croatia was a republic, hit the country hard. After the war, Croatia has made a comeback, and is today more popular than ever. The

country has many tourist attractions, such as the archipelago along the 180 km long Adriatic coast with 600 islands, and the historic center of Dubrovnik. But while the coastal areas are popular, large parts of the mountains and hinterland – where the greatest natural values ​​are located – are still surprisingly unknown among tourists.

Some of the scenes from the 1963 James Bond film “Agent 007 Looks Red” are filmed at the train station in Zagreb, which at that time was still part of Yugoslavia.


The following objects in Croatia are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The year in which the item was added to the list is indicated in parentheses.

  • Split Historic Center with Diocletian’s Palace (1979)
  • Old Town of Dubrovnik (1979)
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park (1979)
  • The ecclesiastical building complexes in Poreč (1997)
  • Trogir’s historic city center (1997)
  • St. James’ Cathedral in Sibenik (2000)
  • The well-preserved cultural landscape of the Stari Grad plain (2008)


Electricity and electrical outlets in Croatia

Voltage: 230 V

Frequency: 50 Hz

Type of plug: C, F

Need an adapter: No, you do not need an adapter.


Weather in Zagreb

Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Christmas Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average temperature °C 13 12 12 14 18 22 24 25 23 19 17 15
Day °C 3 8 13 15 20 23 27 27 22 15 8 4
Night °C -3 -1 2 4 10 13 15 15 10 7 2 -1
Rain (mm) 38 50 60 66 86 104 72 79 66 54 118 53
Rainy days 16 14 17 12 13 12 17 17 16 16 16 15
Soltim / day 4 6 7 9 10 11 12 11 8 7 6 4

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Dubrovnik is located in the southernmost part of Croatia. It is located on the Adriatic Sea and is primarily a tourist and cultural center. The city has about 50,000 residents, but the number of visitors is in the millions, mainly from Germany and other countries on the continent. The city was founded in the 300s BC by Roman refugees from a nearby possession. These in turn were separated from each other by a narrow stream that led out to a peninsula on the Adriatic Sea. Already in Jesus’ time the furrow was filled again, and is today the main street in Dubrovnik, Stradun.

Dubrovnik is most famous for its architectural beauty, buildings and parks in general, and the massive, up to six meters thick walls from the 15th century, which surround the city. In combination with the pleasant climate with many hours of sunshine and flowering peach trees and the proximity of the sea, it can be experienced as paradise.

Dubrovnik was severely damaged during Serbia’s attempt in the early 1990s to separate the southernmost part of Dalmatia from Croatia. The majority of the damage has today been repaired, which has also had a positive effect on tourism.

In 1979, Dubrovnik’s historical parts were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Split is the economic and administrative center of central Dalmatia in Croatia. The city has about 200,000 residents. Split was founded in the 200s AD. under the reign of the Roman emperor Diocletian. He built a large palace here which is one of the most well preserved and largest Roman buildings in the world today. After the First World War, Austria-Hungary ceded Split and the rest of Dalmatia to the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (after 1929 Yugoslavia). In 1941, the city of Italy was occupied and incorporated. Two years later, the city was liberated by partisans but was followed by German occupation. In 1945 the city was liberated again and returned to Yugoslavia, after 1991 the city belongs to independent Croatia. Split has many historical and cultural attractions. In 1990, the European Athletics Championships were held in the city.


According to Countryaah, Zagreb is the capital and largest city of Croatia. The city has just over 1 million residents and is located between the slopes of Mount Medvednica and the river Sava. Zagreb is Croatia’s political, economic, cultural and scientific center and an important hub for Croatia and the rest of the region.

Zagreb is an industrial city with manufacturing mainly in the mechanical sector and a significant training center in Croatia. The city is home to one of southeastern Europe’s largest universities, founded in 1669. During the former Yugoslavia, Zagreb was the center of Yugoslavia for the most part, such as industry, culture, schools, major events and more. Unlike many other cities in south-eastern Europe, Zagreb has never been in the hands of the Muslim Ottomans, which means that the city has retained many older buildings that have been demolished elsewhere.

Zagreb has many attractions, such as Gornji Grad, Zagreb Cathedral, Jelacic Square, Tomislav Square, Strossmayer Square, the Botanical Gardens, the Croatian National Theater and the Mimara Museum.