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Croatia adopted the euro as its currency from 1 January 2023. Therefore, the exchange of Croatian kuna at InternetowyKantor.pl is not available. The HRK to EUR exchange rate is fixed at 7.53450 kuna per 1 euro. The same exchange rate converted into PLN is also shown on the charts. More information
According to the ISO 4217 standard, the Croatian kuna is marked with the HRK code. In Croatia, the abbreviations "kn" and "lp" are commonly used. The latter refers to the Croatian linden, which is one hundredth part of the kuna. However, from January 1, 2023, the euro replaced the Croatian kuna. The Croatian economy is mainly based on tourism. Thanks to the euro, payments will be easier and more affordable for tourists.
The name of the Croatian currency refers to the fact that in the Middle Ages in Croatia, marten (kuna) skins were used as a means of payment. Over time, 1 kuna even gained a strictly defined commercial value of 2% or 4% of the silver grivna.
The currency of Croatia was denominated in coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 "lp" as well as HRK 1, HRK 2 and HRK 5. On each of them, there were images related to their names – the obverse of the Croatian linden featured a linden branch, and HRK 1, HRK 2 and HRK 5 were decorated with a running marten. The reverses depicted the local flora and fauna. Croatian banknotes in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 „kn“ presented people of merit to the country and elements of architecture.
Ze względu na zapowiadane wprowadzenie euro, Narodowy Bank Chorwacji od dawna nie wprowadzał żadnych zmian, więc kuna wygląda dziś tak samo jak w latach 90-tych. Od jakiegoś czasu kurs HRK wykazywał podobną konsekwencję. Względem euro waluta Chorwacji utrzymywała kurs na niemal stałym poziomie. Sama waluta europejska jest zaś na tyle popularna, że turyści czasem nawet nie zastanawiali się, czym płacić w Chorwacji i jak nazywa się lokalna waluta.
In the Kingdom of SHS (the state of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes), which was established after the end of the Habsburg dynasty’s rule, the monetary system was based on the dinar. This state was later transformed into Yugoslavia, and the Independent State of Croatia was only established during World War II. Although its independence was not yet official, the kuna was created – a currency that later changed to the Yugoslav dinar, and in 1991 to the Croatian dinar. Finally, in 1994, today's Croatian kunas were introduced.
In 2019, Croatians applied to join the European Monetary Mechanism ERM II, which meant that Croatia's currency would soon change to the euro. Due to the steady exchange rate, the Croatian kuna was quite an attractive currency for entrepreneurs. The price of the Croatian kuna was most interesting for tourists, since they were the ones who most often exchanged kuna for PLN and vice versa. However, replacing the kuna with the euro can bring more benefits, and being part of the eurozone will certainly further encourage potential investors. In July 2022, the production of Croatian euro coins began, The coin will feature symbols of the country. The reverse will include: an image of the marten, Nikola Tesla, a map of the country and the letters HR written in Glagolitic.
The words "kuna" and "lipa" in Croatian have the same meanings as in Polish.
The Croatian kuna is minted in a rather unusual way – in odd years the coins are written in Croatian, and in even years in Latin.
The image of a running marten appeared on coins as early as the 13th and 14th centuries, but today's currency, the Croatian kuna, appeared much later.