Croatia

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

 

Currency - Business hours - Transportation - Internet - Basic conversation guide - Langages spoken


Currency

Since June, 1994, the currency is the Kuna, which is issued in bills of 5, 10, 20, 50,100,200, 500 et 1000 Kunas and in coins (called Lipa).

 

Automatic Teller Machines (ATM)
To find out the locations of ATMs in Croatia , click on the link to your credit card: Visa, Mastercard or American Express


Business hours

Banks open from Monday to Friday from 7.00 AM to 7.00 PM, on Saturday from 7.00 AM to 12.00 AM
Public administrations are opened Monday to Friday from 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM
Shops are opened Monday to Friday from 8.00 AM to 8.00 PM and on Saturday from 8.00 AM to 3.00 PM



Transportation

Road
The network is generally in good condition and does not present any risks in terms of traffic. Although still limited, it is presently improving: the Zagreb-Karlovac, the Kupjac-Rijeka (in the direction of Istrie),Zagreb serb border and Zagreb-Split sections. On the other hand, a particular attention is recommended on the main and secondary roads because they are not regularly watched and lack followed-up maintenance. In particular, stone falls are frequent on mountainous roads because of an often unstable ground. Besides that, finding a gas station is not a problem and the organisation of help, in the event of an accident, is generally very satisfactory, although relatively slow in isolated zones.



Rail
It serves only big cities. Not expensive but slow.

Air
The aircrafts maintenance of the domestic air fleet does not call to any particular remark.

 


Internet

The Internet suffix is: .hr



Basic conversation guide

Yes = Da
No = Ne
Thank you = Hvala
Hello = Dobar dan, Bok
Goodbye = Doh vidjenja, Zbogom
I do not understand = Ne razumijem
What's the price? How much does it cost? = Posto I ovo? Koliko kosta?
I would like to buy = Htio bih kupiti (in the masculine). Htjela bih kupiti (in the feminine)
Do you accept the credit cards? = Primate li kreditne kartice?
Where is...? = Gdje je...?
Post office = posta
bank = banka
Police station, the police force = policijska postaja
Pharmacy = ljekarna, apoteka
An airport = zracna luka
The station = zeljeznicki kolodvor
One ticket to..., please. = Jednu kartu za..., molim.
Would you have any available rooms for tonight? = Imate li slobodnih soba za veceras?.

 


Languages spoken

The official language of Croatia is Croatian. However, the country also has national minorities which are represented by Slavonic languages such as Serb and Slovenian, as well as by Roman languages such as Italian, specially along the sea side. It is also important to note the use of Germanic languages (German) as well as Uralian languages (Hungarian).


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