According to ALLCITYCODES.COM, the area code of Croatia is +385, which was adopted in 2003 when the country switched to the ITU-T E.164 numbering system. The code is divided into two parts: ‘+’ and ‘385’. The ‘+’ indicates that the number is international and the ‘385’ identifies the country as Croatia. In Croatia, telephone numbers are usually nine digits long and are divided into four parts: a two-digit area code, a three-digit exchange code, a two-digit line number and an optional one-digit service code. Area codes indicate the geographic region of the phone number and are used to route incoming calls to their respective locations. Exchange codes identify specific local calling areas within each geographic region, while line numbers identify individual subscribers within each local calling area. Service codes are used to access special services such as voicemail or mobile networks. Croatia has seen advances in telecommunication services over recent years, with mobile phone penetration rates increasing rapidly across both rural and urban areas of the country. This has been driven by increased investment in infrastructure improvements as well as technological advancements such as 5G networks being rolled out in major cities across Croatia. As such, it is important for businesses operating within Croatia to ensure they are using the correct area codes when making calls within the country as well as when communicating with other countries around the world. Croatia is a parliamentary representative democratic republic, wherein the Prime Minister of Croatia is the head of government and the President of Croatia is the head of state. The unicameral Croatian Parliament exercises legislative power and consists of 151 members elected to four-year terms. The executive branch is headed by the Prime Minister, who has four Deputy Prime Ministers as well as twelve government ministers in charge of various sectors of activity such as finance, foreign affairs and national defense. The judiciary is independent from the executive and the legislature and comprises courts with civil, criminal and appellate jurisdiction. Judges are appointed by the National Judicial Council. The Constitutional Court rules on matters regarding compliance with the Constitution. PETSINCLUDE: Features public policy of Croatia.