Croatia is shaped like an inverted V, with one arm (Dalmatia) extending from Istria south along the coast of the Adriatic, and the other (Croatia proper and Slavonia) extending inland eastward as far as the Serbian border. Topographically, Croatia comprises two main regions: the mountains of Dalmatia (the Dinaric Alps) and the Pannonian plain, which includes most of Slavonia and Croatia proper. The Dinaric Alps rise to an elevation of 1,831 m. Dalmatia also includes many offshore islands.
A mild Mediterranean climate prevails along the coast and a colder continental climate in the interior. Temperatures at Dubrovnik on the coast average 24.7°C in July and 9.2°C in January; inland at Zagreb the mean temperature in July is 23.5°C and 0°C in January. Annual precipitation averages 600-1,000 mm, depending on the region.
Total population is 5,004,112 (World Factbook, July 1996 est.). The capital of croatia is Zagreb. The principal cities, in addition to Zagreb, are Split (1991 pop., 189,400), Rijeka (168,000), and Osijek (105,000).
Stations from the IDMP Network measure both daylight and solar radiation.

Clock Time: GMT+1. Summer time shift (GMT+2), from last Sunday in March,
to Saturday before last Sunday in October.

Hrvatski Komitet Medunarodne
Komisije za Rasvjetu

TEP-RASVJETA, c/o Dr. S. Sever
Medarska 69
10000 Zagreb
Tel: +385 1 15 65 22
Fax: +385 1 157 437
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