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Croatia stretches along the Adriatic coast, narrowing towards the south, with a larger inland area (Slavonia) running from Zagreb to the border with Serbia. The northern border is formed by the River Drava, to the east by the Danube, and to the south by the Sava. The country shares borders with Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia & Herzegovina. The coastline is highly fissured, with over 1100 islands and islets offshore.
Croatia has a varied climate, with continental conditions inland and a Mediterranean climate on the Adriatic coast. Between July and August temperatures reach the high 20s or 30s in Split, but there is usually plenty of sunshine between May and October on the coast, and the shoulder seasons (May-June and September) are among the best times to visit Croatia. Inland is hot in the summer but can be bitterly cold in the winter with temperatures reaching sub-zero and heavy snowfall. Winter on the coast is milder but with much rainfall.
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