Croatian Licence Plates: Understanding the two-letter city codes
- by croatiaweek
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Croatia has its own unique system for its license plates and the current format for Croatian licence plates was introduced in 1992, following the country’s independence.
The standard Croatian licence plates feature a city code comprised of two letters, separated by the country’s Coat of Arms, and followed by three or four numbers and one or two letters.
For example, the letters “ZG” indicate that the vehicle is registered in the city of Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. Other examples include “ST” for the county of Split-Dalmatia, and “KA” for the county of Karlovac.
After the first two letters, there are three numbers, followed by two more letters. The three numbers are assigned sequentially within each county, starting from 001, while the two letters at the end are random.
In addition to the standard licence plates, there are also special plates available in Croatia. These include personalised plates, which allow vehicle owners to choose their own combination of letters and numbers, as well as diplomatic plates for foreign embassies and consulates.
Croatia also has a system for temporary licence plates, which are issued to vehicles that have not yet been registered or have not yet received their permanent plates. These temporary plates are valid for a maximum of 30 days and consist of a red rectangle with black letters and numbers.
Below is a list of the two-letter codes for all the cities and towns which you can see of licence plates in Croatia, representing where the vehicle is registered.
Two-letter code – Cities/Towns
BJ – Bjelovar, Čazma, Garešnica
BM – Beli Manastir
ČK – Čakovec, Mursko Središće, Prelog
DA – Daruvar, Grubišno Polje, Lipik, Pakrac
DE – Čabar, Delnice
DJ – Đakovo
DU – Dubrovnik, Korčula, Metković, Opuzen, Ploče
GS – Gospić, Novalja, Otočac, Senj
IM – Imotski
KA – Duga Resa, Karlovac, Slunj, Ozalj
KC – Đurđevac, Koprivnica
KR – Donja Stubica, Klanjec, Krapina, Oroslavje, Pregrada, Zabok, Zlatar
KT – Kutina, Novska, Popovača
KŽ – Križevci
MA – Makarska, Vrgorac
NA – Donji Miholjac, Našice
NG – Nova Gradiška
OG – Ogulin
OS – Belišće, Osijek, Valpovo
PU – Buje, Buzet, Labin, Novigrad, Pazin, Poreč, Pula, Rovinj, Umag
PŽ – Kutjevo, Pleternica, Požega
RI – Bakar, Cres, Crikvenica, Kastav, Kraljevica, Krk, Mali Lošinj, Novi Vinodolski, Opatija, Rab, Rijeka, Vrbovsko
SB – Slavonski Brod
SK – Glina, Hrvatska Kostajnica, Sisak, Petrinja
SL – Orahovica, Slatina
ST – Hvar, Kaštela, Komiža, Omiš, Sinj, Solin, Split, Stari Grad, Supetar, Trilj, Trogir, Vis, Vrlika
ŠI – Drniš, Knin, Skradin, Šibenik, Vodice
VK – Otok, Vinkovci
VT – Virovitica
VU – Ilok, Vukovar
VŽ – Ivanec, Lepoglava, Ludbreg, Novi Marof, Varaždin, Varaždinske Toplice
ZD – Benkovac, Biograd na Moru, Nin, Obrovac, Pag, Zadar
ZG – Dugo Selo, Ivanić-Grad, Jastrebarsko, Samobor, Sveta Nedelja, Sveti Ivan Zelina, Velika Gorica, Vrbovec, Zagreb, Zaprešić
ŽU – Županja