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General Information on the Czech Republic

 

CZECH REPUBLIC

 

Czech Republic map          Czech Republic map2

 

Area: 78,867 km2

Location: Central Europe

Borders with: Germany, Poland, Slovakia, and Austria

 


 

PEOPLE

 

Population: 10.200.000

Capital city: Prague, 1.200.000 inhabitants

Other big cities: Brno, Ostrava, Plzeň

Official language: Czech

Religion: atheists (39.7%), Roman-Catholic (39.2%)

 


 

GOVERNMENT

 

Government type: parliamentary democracy

President: Miloš Zeman

For more information, please, visit the web site of the President of the Czech Republic.

Prime Minister: Andrej Babiš

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 flag:

 

vlajka ČR

 

National anthem: "Kde domov můj"

 


 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

 

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

 

State holidays

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

 

Other holidays

January 1 – New Year's Day

Easter Monday

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.