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Climate

Croatia has two characteristic climates, Mediterranean and continental. 
The Mediterranean climate (a warm dry summer, a mild winter, and delightful spring and autumn) extending along the Adriatic coast and islands. The Adriatic coast, with its 2,600 hours of sunlight yearly, is among the sunniest coastlines in Europe.
The continental region, including the hinterlands, has typical winter temperatures below zero, while spring and fall are pleasantly warm, and summer is hot. 
The highest summer temperatures can reach 40°C, and in winter, temperatures in selected areas drop to a low of -25°C. 
The average yearly rainfall in the coastal region is 600-1.000 millimetres, in the continental region 1.000-1-500 millimetres, and in the mountain regions 2.000-3.000 millimetres. 
Croatia can be divided into three geographic regions. In the north are the  Plains and lowlands with a continental climate of cold winters and hot summers. Central Croatia consists of the mountainous Dinara Region, which is covered with large forests and has an alpine climate. The Adriatic coast enjoys a Mediterranean climate of cool, rainy winters and hot, dry summers.

A Brief History of Croatia

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New Year's Day
January 6th Epiphany
March 29 Good Friday
April 1st Easter Monday
May 1st May Day
June 22nd Antifascist Struggle Day
August 5th National Thanksgiving Day
August 15th Assumption
October 8th Independence Day (Statehood Day)
November 1st All Saints Day
December 25th Christmas Day
December 26th   Boxing Day  

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