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Croatia

AREA: 56,542 km2


CAPITAL: Zagreb


TIME ZONE: UTC+1


LANGUAGE: Croatian


TELEPHONE CODE: 00385


INTERNET TLD: .hr


REGIONS: 
There are three distinct areas of Croatia: Lowland Croatia, Littoral Croatia and Mountainish Croatia and these can be neatly split into five travel regions:
Istria , a peninsula in the northwest, bordering Slovenia
Kvarner, seashore and highlands north of Dalmatia, includes subregions; Bay of Kvarner and Highlands (Lika and Gorski Kotar)
Dalmatia, a strip of mainland and islands between the Mediterranean and Bosnia and Herzegovina
Slavonia, including subregions Slavonija and Baranja(north of river Drava) northeastern area of forests and fields, bordering Hungary, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina
Central Croatia, north central highlands, location of Zagreb


CLIMATE:
Northern Croatia has a temperate continental climate whereas the central and upland regions have a mountainous climate. The entire Adriatic coast has a pleasant Mediterranean climate. Spring and autumn are mild along the coast, while winter is cold and snowy in central and northern regions. The average temperature inland in January ranges from -10 to 5°C, August 19 to 39°C. The average temperature at the seaside is higher: January 6 to 11°C, August 21 to 39°C.


PUBLIC HOLIDAYS:
January 1 - New Year's Day
January 6 - Epiphany
May 1 – Labour Day
22 June - Anti-Fascist Resistance Day
25 June - Croatian National Day
5 August - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
15th August - Feast of the Assumption
8 October - Independence Day
1 November - All Saints' Day
25 & 26 December - Christmas


The following are also public holidays that do not occur on the same date every year: 
Easter Sunday & Easter Monday
Corpus Christi


SOURCES:
http://www.visit-croatia.co.uk/events/public_holidays_croatia.htm
http://wikitravel.org/en/Croatia


 


 

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