General Information on the Czech Republic
Area: 78,867 km2
Location: Central Europe
Borders with: Germany, Poland, Slovakia, and Austria
Capital city: Prague, 1.200.000 inhabitants
Official language: Czech
Religion: atheists (39.7%), Roman-Catholic (39.2%)
Government type: parliamentary democracy
President: Václav Klaus
For more information, please, visit the web site of the President of the Czech Republic.
Prime Minister: Petr Nečas
For more information, please, visit the Government of the Czech Republic web site.
For more information on the public sector, please, visit the Portal of the Public Administration.
National anthem: "Kde domov můj"
Currency: Czech Crown (Kč)
Time Zone: Central European Time (C.E.T.)
Voltage: 220V / 50Hz
The country telephone code: 00420
Important emergency numbers:
Police - 158
Fire Department – 150
Ambulance - 155
European emergency number: 112
January 1 - the anniversary of the reinstatement of an independent Czech state
May 8 - Liberation Day
July 5 - Anniversary of the Slavonic missionaries Cyril (Konstantin) and Methodius
July 6 – Master Jan Hus Day
September 28 – St. Wenceslas Day - Anniversary of Czech statehood
October 28 – National Day - Anniversary of the establishment of the independent Czechoslovak state
November 17 - Anniversary of the fight for freedom and democracy
January 1 - New Year's Day
May 1 - Labour Day
December 24 - Christmas Eve
December 25 - 1st day of Christmas
December 26 - 2nd day of Christmas
Official web site about the Czech Republic provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Official travel site of the Czech Republic.