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Facts about Czech Republic

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Official name Ceska Republika (= Tsjechische Republiek)
Surface 78.866 square kilometer (1,9 x the Netherlands)
Inhabitants 10.6 million inhabitants (2016)
Population density 135 people per km²
Capital Praha (Prague)
Currency Korun (CZK), divided into 100 haleru (heller). 100 kroon is about € 3,83; 1 € = about CZK 26
Road network On most highways a toll ticket is obligatory. The roads in the west are allright as are the through roads in the east. But we have seen some very bad roads in the Bohemian Paradise and the Giant Mountains, with very deep potholes.
Fuel prices For actual fuel prices in all European countries see Autotraveler.ru.
Code licence plate CZ
Telephone countrycode 420
Internet countrycode .cz
Time difference GMT+1; the same time as in the Netherlands

Geographic data

The Czech Republic borders to Austria, Germany, Poland and Slovakia; it consist of two regions: Bohemia in the west and Moravia in the east. Moravia is very hilly while Bohemia has slight curling plains, surrounded by low mountains.
More information at insidecountryinfo.com.

PopulationNaar boven

In 1930 3.3 million Germans lived in the Czechoslovakia and more than 200,000 jews. At this moment Germans present only 0.4% of the total number of inhabitants and there are almost no jews left. All minorities have dimished after the war. Look at insidecountryinfo.com to find mora data about the population.

LanguagesNaar boven

Together with Polish and Slovakian, Czech belongs to the West Slavian language family. Remarkable about Czech language is the usage of many consonants in succession.
More info about the used languages in the Czech Republic can be found at ethnologue.com.

HistoryNaar boven

On January 1, 1993, Czechoslovakia split peacefully into the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In 2004, the Czech Republic will become a member of the European Union.
We have decided not to write a detailed history anymore, since we would have to cite other sources that are often on the internet already. Instead a few links with more information about the history of the Czech Republic:
Country-guide-study, a thorough overview of the history of Czechoslovakia until 1987
Timeline of Czech Republic, timeline of the Czech history
Lonelyplanet, a short history of the Czech Republic

ClimateNaar boven

The Czech climate is mixed. Continental influences are marked by large fluctuations in both temperature and precipitation, while moderating oceanic influences diminish from west to east.
More information can be found at southtravels.com.

Flora and faunaNaar boven

In the Czech Republic in spite of its small area, diverse geological composition and geomorphology, together with diversity of geographical and climatic conditions resulted in a relatively high biological and landscape diversity.
More Information the Czech flora and fauna can be found at grida.no.

The actual weather

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