Czech Republic in Brief

The Czech Republic is a democratic, politically, economically and socially stable country, situated in Central Europe. With its area 78 864 km2 and population 10.3 million, it belongs to middle-sized European countries. It is rich in natural beauties and cultural monuments, which is confirmed by a list of the world cultural and natural heritage UNESCO (see e.g. www.unesco-czech.cz), including already 12 places from the whole Czech Republic (Praha, Český Krumlov, Kroměříž, Olomouc and other). This is also one of the reasons why the Czech Republic is a sought-after tourist destination.
The Czech Republic has been a member of the NATO since March 1999 and a member of the European Union since May 2004. In addition, it is a member of a lot of international organizations: CERN, EBRD, IBRD, OECD, UN, IMF, UNESCO, WHO, WTO and other.
Capital city:
Praha
Administrative division:
13 districts + Praha
Language:
Czech
Currency:
Czech crown (Kč, CZK) = 100 halers
State form:
parliamentary democracy, republic
President of the republic:
Václav Klaus
Time zone
CET (GMT + 1h) or
Central European Summer Time (GMT + 2h)
Telephone prefix:
+420
Internet domain:
.cz
Mobile phone operators:
T-Mobile Czech Republic a.s. (operator’s code 230-01)
Telefónica O2 Czech Republic, a.s.(oper. code 230-02)
Vodafone Czech Republic a.s. (operator’s code 230-03)
Macroeconomic indicators of the Czech Republic
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see enlarged table
Other information on the Czech Republic see www.czech.cz.