Welcome to Passport Symphony’s Croatia Travel section! Here where we try to answer the most common questions regarding traveling to this emerging tourist destination. Croatia is famous for its stunning beaches, charming medieval towns, islands, and picturesque countryside. Are you visiting for the first time? Check out these helpful Croatia travel tips and travel like a local!
Basic Information About Croatia
Croatia is home to 4 million people. Between 85% and 90% of the total population consists of ethnic Croats. The main minority ethnic group are the Serbs.
The official language is Croatian, a language that belongs to the South Slavic group but unlike Serbs, they use the Latin script.
Croatia’s official currency is the Croatian kuna(currency code HRK). One Euro/USD is equal to roughly 7-8 HRK.
With a territory of 56,594 square kilometers, Croatia is located on the coast of the Adriatic sea, between Central and South East Europe, it share its border with Serbia (east), Bosnia&Herzegovina & Montenegro (South east) and Slovenia( North west) and its the 26th largest Country in Europe.
Croatia’s climate is warm and rainy continental with four different seasons. The winters (December- March) regularly have temperatures below 0 while the summers are relatively hot with the average temperature ranging between 22 and 30 °C.
Economy & Budget
Croatia has a developing high-income service based economy. The average monthly income is HRK 7-8000 per month (930 Euros), making Croatia an expensive country to travel compare to its neighboring countries. Backpackers can survive with around $60 per day, while mid-range travelers spend between $80 and $100 per day on average.
Zagreb is the Capital and the largest city in Croatia with total population of 803,900.
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