THE CROATIAN KUNA: A STABLE CURRENCY
According to Countryaah, the kuna (HRK) is the Croatian currency unit. In contrast to other currencies, the rate of the currency is not determined by the international financial market, but rather by the Croatian National Bank. The course is strongly based on the euro. The kuna is therefore considered a stable currency. Here you can easily and conveniently buy kuna online and find out the current XE exchange rate from euro to kuna in our currency converter.
KUNA: REMEMBERING THE BARTER IN MARTEN SKINS
“Kuna” is the Croatian word for marten. The name for the currency refers to the fact that marten skins were traded in the Middle Ages and that they functioned as a substitute currency. A marten monument in Osor, where Kuna was traded for the first time, still reminds of this connection today. H2: A currency returns The kuna was first mentioned as a means of payment in 1018. At that time it was used in the town of Osor on the island of Cres. After all, during the Yugoslav era, the dinar was the official currency in the region. The kuna was finally reintroduced in 1994. Between 1991 (the year Croatia declared itself independent from Yugoslavia) and 1994, the Croatian dinar was traded with the transitional currency.
KUNA COINS: CROATIAN AND LATIN NAMES ALTERNATE
Plants such as the olive tree or the grapevine as well as animals such as the brown bear, marten and nightingale adorn the Croatian kuna coins. They are issued in two variants: in odd years the names of the animals and plants shown are coined in Croatian, in even years in Latin.
BANKNOTES ARE BASED ON D-MARK
The current layout of the Croatian banknotes is based on the design of the last series of Deutsche Mark before the euro was introduced. Croatian monuments such as the castle walls of the old town of Dubrovnik (50 kuna note) or the Diocletian’s Palace in Split (500 kuna note) are depicted on the bills.
WHEN THE EURO WILL COME IS STILL UNCLEAR
Croatia has been a member of the European Union since 2013. Now the government wants to introduce the euro as a currency as soon as possible. Nevertheless, the kuna is likely to remain Croatia’s official currency for a few years, as the country still does not meet all the criteria for joining the euro zone. So travelers are still dependent on changing euros into kuna.
CHANGE TRAVEL MONEY IN GOOD TIME
It is advisable to exchange some cash before starting your journey. Visitors like to buy traditional handicrafts such as carvings, crystal and embroidery. In bars, restaurants and hotels it is common to tip 10 percent – the same applies to taxi rides. You can find further helpful tips for a stay in Croatia in our travel information about Croatia.
ORDER CROATIAN KUNA ONLINE
You can conveniently order Croatian kuna and other currencies online from XE. Simply select the type you want, use our currency converter to display the current exchange rate of the XE and buy your travel money online. The currencies that you order online from us will then be delivered to your home within a few days. In addition, you can also easily change your travel money in one of the many branches of XE.
THE CURRENCY AT A GLANCE
1 kuna = 100 lipa. Currency abbreviation: kn, HRK (ISO code). Banknotes are in circulation with a value of 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 Kn. There are coins in denominations of 5, 2 and 1 Kn and in 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 Lipa. (1 and 2 Lipa coins are no longer in circulation).
FOREIGN EXCHANGE REGULATIONS
There are no restrictions on the import or export of national or foreign currencies for travelers within and outside the EU, but there is an obligation to declare cash from the equivalent of € 10,000 (including travelers checks, other currencies or checks made out to third parties).