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General informations about Istria
Location: the westernmost County of the Republic of Croatia, the largest peninsula of the Adriatic
Area: 2.820 Km2 (Dragonja, Cape Kamenjak, Ucka)
Coast length: 445,1 km (well-indented coast is twice as long as the road one) The western coast of Istria is 242,5 km long, with islands 327,5 km (178,1 M). The eastern coast of Istria is 202,6 km long, with the pertaining islets 212,4 km (114,5 M)
Administrative centre: Pazin, 9 000 inhabitants
Economic center: Pula, 82 000 inhabitants
Soil – The soil is predominantly formed of limestone, with a lack of water due to the typical karst topography. The highest point is Vojak, at 1.401 meters above sea level on the Učka Mountain. There is the so- called "white", "black" and "red" Istria. White Istria is around the peaks, green Istria is a fertile land in Istria’s interior, while red Istria is near the coast.
Caving - Istria is an interesting territory with more than two thousand caves, caverns, chasms and abysses. The best known are the Rašpor abyss, the Kobiljak Pit,the Bregi Pit, the Pazin Pit, the Baredine Cave, the Romualdo Cave, the Pincin Cave, the Feštinsko Kraljevstvo Caves, the Mramornica Cave, the Laganiši Cave and the Mark Cave.
Nature reserves - Brijuni National Park and Nature Park Učka are legally protected areas. Other interesting places are Lim, the woods near Motovun, Zlatni Rt, the forest of Šijana in the vicinity of the town, the protected area of Kamenjak on the southernmost point of the peninsula and the Palud Reserve (ornithology) near Rovinj. The Brijuni archipelago is an interesting destination with a plant habitat of about 680 plant species.
Currency: national currency is Croatian Kuna(Kn). There are banknotes of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 Kunas and coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 Lipas in circulation (100 lipas = 1 Kuna) The money can be exchanged in official exchange offices (banks, post offices, hotels, tourist agencies) according to the current exchange rates. The payments may be done by credit cards (Diners, Visa, American Express, Eurocard, Mastercard) and Eurocheques
The telephone numbers of mobile operators: 091, 092, 095, 098, 099,
In most places there are several cafes with Internet access. Most of the hotels, camps and private accommodation offer a free network to their guests while Pula offers an open wireless network that covers the entire downtown area to its citizens and visitors.
Ready to feel some adrenaline? Try something fun and new – visit the best adventure park in Istria – Glavani Park. All those who are brave enough, (or feel like they want to be brave ), regardless of their age, will enjoy themselves swinging about amongst the trees.
Get to Croatia by flying to Venice. Venezia Lines departs daily from Venice to all major resorts in Istria. Day trip tickets available to Venice, to make your Istrian holiday even more memorable.
Istra Inspirit is a series of events that revive history, Istrian myths and legends at authentic locations. Take an opportunity to experience extraordinary magical adventures possible only in Istria!
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