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Climate of Croatia

The part of Croatia that is best known and most visited by tourists is the Dalmatian coast and its islands in the Adriatic Sea.

This region has a Mediterranean type of climate with mild winters and warm, sometimes even hot and sunny summers.

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Currency in Croatia

The unit of currency in Croatia is the Croatian kuna, which was introduced to the newly independent country in 1994, replacing the Yugoslav dinar at a rate of 1 kuna for 1000 dinar. Kuna literally means 'marten', a throwback to earlier times when the currency of the region was animal skins and marten pelts were considered valuable. One kuna is sub-divided into 100 lipa (which means linden tree).

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The Education System in Croatia

Children as young as one year old can be enrolled in the kindergartens though this is not compulsory. Most of the 450 kindergartens are state run and integrated with primary schools and some are privately run.