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General Information for Croatia
Capital City: Zagreb.
Nationality: (noun) Croat, (adjective) Croatian.
Population: 4,489,409.
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).
Currency: 1 Croatian Kuna (HRK) of 100 Lipas.
Exchange Rates:  (as of March 2010)
US$ 1.00 = HRK 5.42
HRK 1.00 = US$ 0.18
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.
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.
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.