“Expected increases in the number of people in the coastal areas of Croatia in August 2018 range from 40 percent in Split-Dalmatia County to 129 percent in Istria County, and some towns are seeing their population grow fivefold, a survey by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK) shows.

The survey studied how much the populations of coastal towns and counties grow during the peak tourist season. Its estimates are based on the arrivals and overnight stays of Croatian and foreign tourists in commercial accommodation establishments, which implies that the actual numbers are higher.

The findings show that Istria County will have 129 percent more residents in August than it normally does. It is followed by Zadar County, with an estimated increase of 66 percent, Sibenik-Knin County (+60 percent), Primorje-Gorski Kotar County (+55 percent), Dubrovnik-Neretva County (+54 percent) and Split-Dalmatia County (+40 percent).” (N1)