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                                         by Graham Rhind

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Croatia

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CROATIA
CROATIA

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Croatia - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

385

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

HR

Internet country code

HR

GRC Country Code

CRO

Croatia - Number format

   1.234,45

(where , indicates the decimal separator and . the thousands separator)

Croatia - Date and time formats

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   dd.mm.yyyy. (note the full stop after the year)

The 24-hour clock notation is used:

   14:32

Croatia - Languages

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Language use is heavily nationalistically influenced. Most of the population speak the official language, Croatian External, or, still in some areas, Serbian. There are 1 000 speakers of Istriot External on the Western coast of the Istrian Peninsula, in the towns of Rovinj and Vodnjan; 297 000 Italian External-speakers; 1 000 Istro-Romanian External speakers in the Northeast Istrian Peninsula in Žejane and a few villages to the south; and some 100 000 speakers of Venetian External. Hungarian is spoken by about half the population in the Baranja/Baranya district north of Osijek. The town of Daruvar, in Bjelovarsko-Bilogorska, with 19% Czech inhabitants, has Czech as its second official language.

image Bilingual (Croatian/Italian) street name in Fažana/Fasana

image Bilingual (Croatian/Hungarian) street name in Kopačevo / Kopács

Croatia - Forms of address

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Persons with an academic degree are addressed using their title in this way:

   Doktor (m) / Doktorica (f)                a Ph.D. or medical qualification
   Inzenjer(m) / Inzenjerka (f)              Engineering degree
   Magistar(m) / Magistrica (f)              Masters degree, abbreviated to “mr” (note lower case)

Tables of forms of address External can be acquired

Croatia - Personal names

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Personal names tend to follow the pattern:

   Surname[ ]Given name(s)

Married women typically take their husband's surname, sometimes added to their own.

Tables of names can be acquired: given names External, surnames/family names External, family name prefixes External, forms of address External, job titles External

Croatia - Company legal forms

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These company types are commonly found in Croatia:

   d.d.dioničko društvo (joint stock company)
   d.o.o.društvo s ograničenom odgovornošću (limited liability company)
   j.t.d.javno trgovačko društvo (unlimited liability company)
   k.d.komanditno društvo (limited partnership)
   s.p.o.s potpunom odgovornošću (full responsibility company)

Comprehensive tables of these strings can be acquired – see http:www.grcdi.nl/addresses.htm External

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Croatia - Address format

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Addresses are formatted in this way:

   Name
   thoroughfare name[ ]number
   postal code[ ]SETTLEMENT

For example:

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The Croatian postal authorities prefer that 'HR-' is placed before the postal codes, but the rules of the country from which the mail is sent must define if you do this - please refer to Formatting an international address.

Thoroughfare types usually precede thoroughfare names, but there are exceptions. When a thoroughfare is named after a person, and the full name is used, the thoroughfare type precedes the thoroughfare name:

   Ulica Josipa Broza

If, however, only the surname is used, the thoroughfare type follows the thoroughfare name:

   Brozova ulica

Note how the declension of the name changes according to its position in the string.

When the thoroughfare name indicates possession (Nun's Street), a place name as adjective (Prague Street), or any other adjective (Stone Street), the thoroughfare type follows the thoroughfare name:

   Opatička ulica [Nun's Street]
   Praška ulica [Prague Street]
   Kamenita ulica [Stone Street]

Thoroughfare types are written with an initial upper-case letter when at the start of the street name, with a lower-case letter when written elsewhere.

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A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

(Sub-)Building indicators

Common Croatian sub-building indicators include:

   kat (floor)
   polukat (mezzanine)

Comprehensive tables of these strings can be acquired – see http:www.grcdi.nl/addresses.htm External

Thoroughfare types

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Common Croatian thoroughfare types include:

   avenija (Avenue)
   klanac (Passage)
   most (Bridge)
   prečac (Short-cut)
   stube (Stairs)
   trg (Square)
   ulica (Street)

B.B. (bez broja) indicates “without number”.

Comprehensive tables of these strings can be acquired – see http:www.grcdi.nl/addresses.htm External

Croatia - Post office box

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This is written Postanški Pretinac, abbreviated to PP. in Croatian.

Croatia - Postal codes

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The postal codes (Postanški broj) consist of 5 digits in the format:

   99[ ]999

Postal codes are increasingly being found written without the space.

A new postal code system has been devised - up until recently the code used was that from the former Yugoslavia. The code can commence with a number between 1 and 5.

The first two digits indicate the district, the third indicates the zone and the last two the post office. A code ending '000' is for the district capital. A code ending '00' or '0' is for a large town. A code ending '010' or '090' is for a town with more than two delivery offices. A code ending '001' refers to a post office box.

Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Croatia - Postal code format graphic

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Croatia - Postal code format

Croatia - Postal code specifics

Croatia - Postal code regular expression

\A([1-5][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]|[1-5][0-9]( )[0-9][0-9][0-9])\Z

Croatia - Postal code level of coverage

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Croatia - Postal code map

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The districts are as follows:

10 Zagreb/Zagrebacka
20 Dubrovacko-Neretvanska
21 Splitsko-Dalmatinska
22 Sibenska
23 Zadarsko-Kninski
31 Osjecko-Baranjska
32 Vukovarsko-Srijemska
33 Viroviticko-Podravska
34 Pozesko-Slavonska
35 Brodsko-Posavska
40 Medimurska
42 Varazdinska
43 Bjelovarsko-Bilogorska
44 Sisacko-Moslavacka
47 Karlovacka
48 Koprivnicko-Krizevacka
49 Krapinsko-Zagorska
51 Primorsko-Goranska
52 Istarska
53 Licko-Senjska

The Croatian postal authorities prefer that 'HR-' is placed before the postal codes, but the rules of the country from which the mail is sent must define if you do this - please refer to Formatting an international address.

Place names in Croatia

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Refer to Exonyms in Croatia for full lists of place names in Croatia in other languages.

Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at http:www.grcdi.nl/settlements.htm External

Other language place name data can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/otherlanguageplace.htm External

Croatia - Administrative districts

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Administrative districts graphic

Telephone numbers in Croatia

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When called from abroad, Croatian area codes have 1-2 digits and subscriber numbers 6-7, with a total number length of 8 or 9 digits. Mobile numbers have 9 digits and the area codes 91-92, 95 or 97-99.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External


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