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|Date of Independence:|
|8 October 1991|
|Total Area Ranking:|
|127 of 236 in the World|
|Population Size Ranking:|
|126 of 242 in the World|
The Republic of Croatia is a cresent-shaped state in south-eastern Europe. It is situated in the western part of the Balkan Peninsula. It borders Slovenia and Hungary to the north, Bosnia and Hercegovina and Serbia to the east, and the Adriatic Sea to the south. It is made up of the territories of Dalmatia, Slavonia and most of Istria. The northeast of the country is mostly flat and fertile, while the southwestern part is more rugged and includes the Dinaric Alps. It occupies a land area of 56,558 sq km (21,829 sq miles) and has a population of 4.5 million inhabitants (in 2000). In the 1991 census the population comprised 78% ethnic Croats, 12% Serbs and 1% Slavic Muslims and 9% others. More than 76% are Catholics, 11% are Orthodox Christians, and 1% are Muslims, with 12% other faiths. The capital city is Zagreb.
Further National Information
Text to be added on the development of aviation in Croatia.
Civil Aircraft Registrations
Upon independence in 1991, the Yugoslav registration prefix ‘YU-‘ was painted out, eg: on An-2 BOW.
An unofficial registration prefix of RC-xxx (for Republic of Croatia) was introduced, with the xxx allocation unchanged.
The formally allocated registration prefix ‘9A-‘ has been used since 1993?, eg: 9A-CTA.
A partial 9A- register listing can be found here.
Military Air Arms
Current military air arms-
Air Force (Hrvatsko Ratno Zrakoplovsto i Protuzracna Obrana)
Historical military air arms-
Air Force [1941-1945]
Central Government Agencies
Government Aviation [1991-2001, now disbanded]
Public Service Aviation
Medical Aviation (HIKO)
Police Aviation (MUP)
No organisations known.
Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots
The former ZMAJ (dragon) overhaul facility at Velika Gorica, near Pleso, is now called ZTZ.
Civil Airports & Airfields
Military Air Bases & Airfields
There is a Republic P-47 in the Zagreb Technical Museum.
Magazines Guide for Croatia
Croatian Aviation Bibliography – to be added.
Croatian Aviation: Airlines, Airports, Aero Clubs, Accidents etc