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General Information for Croatia
Geo-political:
Capital City: Zagreb.
Nationality: (noun) Croat, (adjective) Croatian.
Population: 4,489,409.
Communications:
International Direct Dial Code: 385.
Number of Internal Airports: 23.
Major Languages Spoken: Croatian 96.1%, Serbian 1%, other and undesignated 2.9% (including Italian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, and German) (2001 census).
Economy:
Currency: 1 Croatian Kuna (HRK) of 100 Lipas.
Exchange Rates:  (as of March 2018)
USD 1.00 = HRK 6.03
HRK 1.00 = USD 0.17
Exchange rates under licence from XE.com
Main Industries: Chemicals and plastics, machine tools, fabricated metal, electronics, pig iron and rolled steel products, aluminium, paper, wood products, construction materials, textiles, shipbuilding, petroleum and petroleum refining, food and beverages and tourism.
Environment:
Territorial Sea: 12 n.m.
Other Maritime Claims: Continental Shelf: 200 m depth or to the depth of exploitation.
Coastline Extent: 5,835 km.
Climate: Mediterranean and continental; continental climate predominant with hot summers and cold winters; mild winters, dry summers along coast.
Natural Resources: Oil, some coal, bauxite, low-grade iron ore, calcium, gypsum, natural asphalt, silica, mica, clays, salt and hydropower.
Natural Hazards: Destructive earthquakes.
Terrain: Geographically diverse; flat plains along Hungarian border, low mountains and highlands near Adriatic coastline and islands.
CHARTS:  National charts and nautical publications available from the Hydrographic Institute of the Republic of Croatia.
PRE-ARRIVAL INFORMATION:  River Information System:  All European inland navigation countries are working on the development of an integrated shipping guidance and monitoring system. The main objective of the RIS is to improve safety, efficiency and environmental friendliness of inland navigation by means of harmonised, interoperable and freely accessible aids and information systems for the interior waterways.
Inland ECDIS:  Making available reliable and up-to-date electronic charts which meet European standards. ECDIS contributes to the safety and efficiency of inland navigation and therefore the protection of the environment. Moreover it reduces the work load of the skipper compared to traditional navigation and information methods.
Electronic Ships Reports:  Vessel traffic services in Europe are linked to information gathering via various systems. To relieve the fairway-user as much as possible, a system of an electronic once-only report is being worked on. The skipper can then use one type of report that is valid for the whole of Europe.
Notices to Skippers:  To enable an automatic translation of the most important contents of messages in all languages of the participating countries, with a harmonised structure of data to enable integration of messages in the voyage planning systems. Also a standard for height of tide information will be made available. This information will be made available to the inland barge community, among other things by use of web applications.
Tracking/Tracing:  Tracking and tracing will form the basis for both Vessel Traffic Services and future RIS-services.
Details of national systems can be found at the following websites:
Country Website  
Austria nts.doris.bmvit.gv.at  
Belgium nts.flaris.be  
voies-hydrauliques.wallonie.be  
www.vts-scheldt.net  
Bulgaria www.bulris.bg  
Croatia vodniputovi.hr  
Czech Republic www.lavdis.cz  
France www.vnf.fr  
Germany www.elwis.de  
Hungary www.pannonris.hu  
Netherlands www.vaarweginformatie.nl  
Poland www.rzgw.szczecin.pl  
Romania www.roris.ro  
Serbia nts.risserbia.rs  
Slovakia nts.slovris.sk  
Switzerland www.port-of-switzerland.ch  
www.elwis.de  
POLLUTION:  Notification should be made to the nearest Harbours Master's office as the Spill Notification Point.
Dubrovnik. T: +358 (20) 418989. F: +358 (20) 418987.
Ploce. T: +358 (20) 679008. F: +358 (20) 679008.
Pula. T: +358 (52) 222867. F: +358 (52) 222037.
Rijeka. T: +358 (51) 214031. F: +358 (52) 211660.
Senj. T: +358 (51) 881301. F: +358 (51) 881301.
Sibenik. T: +358 (22) 217214.
Split. T: +358 (21) 355488. F: +358 (21) 361298.
Zadar. T: +358 (23) 254888. F: +358 (23) 254880.
TIME:  GMT plus 1 hour. Summertime is GMT plus 2 hours.
LOCAL HOLIDAYS:  1 January (New Year's Day); 6 January (Epiphany); Easter Sunday; Easter Monday; 1 May (Labour Day); 60 days post Easter (Corpus Christi); 22 June (Anti-fascist Struggle Day); 25 June (Statehood Day); 5 August (Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day); 15 August (Assumption of Mary) 8 October (Independence Day); 1 November (All Saint's Day); 25 December (Christmas Day); 26 December (Saint Stephen Day).
Variable Holidays:  Easter Sunday and Monday and Corpus Christi.