Official English Name: Czech Republic
Official Local Name(s): Česká republika
Common English Name: Czechia
Capital: Prague

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Official Language(s)

Czech
Secondary Languages: Slovak

Resources

Hard coal, Soft coal, Kaolin, Clay, Graphite, Timber

Neighbors

Germany (West), Poland (Northeast), Slovakia (Southeast), Austria (South)

Ethnic groups

Czech (63.7%), Undeclared (26.0%)1, Moravian (4.9%), Slovak (1.4%), Ukrainian (0.5%)

People

Est. Population:

10,644,842

Demonym:

Czech

Religions:

No religion (45.2%)2
Roman Catholic (10.4%)
Protestant (1.1%)

Largest City:

Prague (1,267,449)

Other Cities:

Brno (377,028)
Ostrava (292,681)
Plzeň (169,858)
Liberec (103,288)

Geography

Region:

Central Europe

Bodies of Water:

None (Landlocked)

Total Area:

78,867 km2 (97.9% land, 2.1% water)

Total Land:

2,046 km

Total Coastline:

0 km (Landlocked)

Climate

Temperate

Terrain:

Rolling hills
Mountains and plateau in the west
Hills in the east

Highest Point

Snezka (1,602 m)

Lowest Point

Labe River (115 m)

Natural Disasters

Flooding

Government

Type:

Parliamentary democracy

Heads of State:

President Milos Zeman

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš

Admin. Divisions

13 Regions

Independence:

1 January 1993 (from Czechoslovakia)

Nat'l Symbol:

Double-tailed lion

Nat'l Anthem:

Kde domov můj?

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$31,500 (USD)

Currency

Kč (Czech Koruny)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = Kč (Czech Koruny)21.98

Communication

Internet Code

.cz

Telephone Code

+420

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Cultural Notes

Cuisine in Czechia is very carnivorous, with many of the meals being prepared with meat and intestines.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ez.html (Majority of information)
https://www.czso.cz/documents/10180/20551765/170223-14.pdf/d0d27736-ef15-4f4f-bf26-e7cb3770e187?version=1.0 (Ethnicity and religious data)
https://www.czso.cz/documents/10180/32853387/1300721603.pdf/cba78096-1cf5-4fde-b20a-3074b2f135f9?version=1.0 (City population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 31 October 2016
1 Many Czech didn't answer the ethnicity question as a way of boycotting census data.
2 The Czech are not fond of answering religious questions on official government data, so much of the religious data is unavailable.