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Facts and Figures

Official Title

The Czech Republic (Česká republika)


78,703 sq. km (30,449 sq. mil)

map of the Czech Republic

Number of inhabitants:

10,58 mil. inhabitants

The national flag of the CR


vlajka ČR

The National Coat of Arms


Znak ČR

Capital City

Prague (Praha, 1.2 mil. inhabitants)

Othe Major Cities

Brno (404,345 inh.)
Ostrava (342,918 inh.)
Pilsen (Plzeň, 181,634 inh.)
Olomouc (101,898 inh.)


Official language:


Ethnic makeup

95% Czech, 3% Slovak, 0,6 Polish, 0,4% German, 1% Other



Czech Crown (Česká koruna - Kč), 1Kč = 100 hallers (see The Czech National Bank)


39,8% Atheist, 39,2% Roman Catholic, 4,6% Protestant, 3% Orthodox, 13,4% undecided

Telephone numbers

The country telephone code for the Czech Republic is 00420

Emergency numbers: Police - 158, Fire Department - 150, Ambulance - 155

European emergency number: 112




National Holidays:

January 1, Day of the re-establishment of the independent Czech state

May 8, Victory Day

July 5, Day of the Slav apostles Cyril and Methodius

July 6, Death of Jan Hus

September 28, Day of Czech statehood

October 28, Establishment of the independent state of Czechoslovakia

November 17, Day of the fight for freedom and democracy


Other Holidays

January 1, New Years day
Good Friday
Easter Sunday
Easter Monday
May 1
, Labor Day
December 24, Christmas
December 25, 1st day of Christmas
December 26, 2nd day of Christmas
(National holidays and other holidays are bank holidays)