Czech RepublicCzech Republic
byby
Harrison HellerHarrison Heller
European GeographyEuropean Geography
Czechoslovakia (1918-1993)
Map of the Czech RepublicMap of the Czech Republic
Czech Republic
Quick Facts
 Capital City: Prague (Praha)
 Population: 10.3 million people
 Total Area: 30,450 sq. miles...
Prague:
A Capital City
 A city with many nicknames
1. “the mother of cities”
2. “the golden city”
3. “city of a hundred s...
Regions
 Bohemia (green)
- Surrounded by low
mountains
- Drainage basins for
Elbe and Vltava Rivers
 Moravia (grey)
- Qu...
Bohemia
 The Bohemian Forest in
the Southwest creates a
natural border between
Germany, Austria, and
Czech Republic.
 So...
Moravia
 Industrial hub of Czech Republic
 Moravia is drilled for oil and lignite
(coal)
 The area is part of the Europ...
Population
 Strong young adult population
 Showing some growth in child
births.
 Low Fertility Rate: 1.5
children/women...
***RANDOM FACT******RANDOM FACT***
At the turn of the 20At the turn of the 20thth
Century, ChicagoCentury, Chicago
had the...
Czech Republic’s
Largest Cities
 Prague -Population: 1,242,002
 Brno –Population: 404,887
Ostrava –Population: 336,557
...
Economy
 One of the most stable, post
Communists countries in
Europe. Growth of over 6%
annually over the past 3 yrs.
 M...
Transportation
 Many of the larger cities have a
metro system and street cars.
- Prague’s subway stations
are known to be...
Minorities & Religions
 Ethnic Make-Up:
- 94% Czech
- Remaining 6%:
- Slav
- Pole
- German
- Ukrainian
- Greek
- Romani
-...
Religious Establishments in Prague
Energy Consumption
(as of 1999)
Most of the Czech
people are dependent
on fossil fuels.
 A growing sector of
energy consu...
Czech Republic
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Czech Republic

  1. 1. Czech RepublicCzech Republic byby Harrison HellerHarrison Heller European GeographyEuropean Geography
  2. 2. Czechoslovakia (1918-1993)
  3. 3. Map of the Czech RepublicMap of the Czech Republic
  4. 4. Czech Republic Quick Facts  Capital City: Prague (Praha)  Population: 10.3 million people  Total Area: 30,450 sq. miles  Currency: Czech koruna  Government: Parliamentary Republic  President: Vaclav Klaus  Prime Minister: Jan Fischer  Accession to the EU: May 1, 2004  Major Export: Machinery & Transport Equipment President Vaclav Klaus Prime Minister Jan Fischer
  5. 5. Prague: A Capital City  A city with many nicknames 1. “the mother of cities” 2. “the golden city” 3. “city of a hundred spires” Capital city during the Gothic and Renaissance eras.  Population: 1.2 million -Metropolitan area: 1.9 million -4.9 million tourists annually
  6. 6. Regions  Bohemia (green) - Surrounded by low mountains - Drainage basins for Elbe and Vltava Rivers  Moravia (grey) - Quit hilly - Drainage basin for Morava River and origin of Oder River.
  7. 7. Bohemia  The Bohemian Forest in the Southwest creates a natural border between Germany, Austria, and Czech Republic.  Southern Bohemia is home to unique styles of beer  Cultural center of Czech Republic
  8. 8. Moravia  Industrial hub of Czech Republic  Moravia is drilled for oil and lignite (coal)  The area is part of the European Watershed -Created by: 1. Jeseniky Highlands 2. Beskinds 3. Lysa Hora -These ranges meet at the upper reaches of the Oder River Bohemian-Moravian Highlands Jeseniky Highlands
  9. 9. Population  Strong young adult population  Showing some growth in child births.  Low Fertility Rate: 1.5 children/women  Immigration has increased nearly 1% since 2007 - During the communist era, Vietnamese people began immigrating to Czechoslovakia as guest workers, on behalf of the Czechoslovakian government.
  10. 10. ***RANDOM FACT******RANDOM FACT*** At the turn of the 20At the turn of the 20thth Century, ChicagoCentury, Chicago had the 3had the 3rdrd largest Czech population inlargest Czech population in the world (behind Prague and Vienna).the world (behind Prague and Vienna).
  11. 11. Czech Republic’s Largest Cities  Prague -Population: 1,242,002  Brno –Population: 404,887 Ostrava –Population: 336,557 OstravaBrno Prague
  12. 12. Economy  One of the most stable, post Communists countries in Europe. Growth of over 6% annually over the past 3 yrs.  Major trade partners: predominately Germany, the European Union  Exports: cars, machinery, engineering products, iron and steel.  Chief crops: maize, sugar beet, potatoes, wheat, barley, and rye.  Major Businesses in Czech Republic: -Electrolux (Sweden) -Bosch Diesel -Budweiser (United States) -JP Morgan -Siemens (Germany) -Goodyear-Dunlop Tires (United States) -many more
  13. 13. Transportation  Many of the larger cities have a metro system and street cars. - Prague’s subway stations are known to be some of the cleanest in all of Europe.  The Czech Republic has a highway system connecting its major cities.  An established high speed railway system.
  14. 14. Minorities & Religions  Ethnic Make-Up: - 94% Czech - Remaining 6%: - Slav - Pole - German - Ukrainian - Greek - Romani - Russian - Bulgarian  Religion of Czech Republic: - Along with Estonia, 59% of Czech people are agnostic, atheist, or non-believer (2001 Czech census). - 26.8% Roman Catholic - 2.5% Protestant - Jewish population: - 1930: 118,000 - 2005: 4,000 (nearly wiped out due to German occupation Czechoslovakia during WWII & Holocaust.
  15. 15. Religious Establishments in Prague
  16. 16. Energy Consumption (as of 1999) Most of the Czech people are dependent on fossil fuels.  A growing sector of energy consumption is nuclear.  Since the Czech Republic is landlocked, and has few rivers, hydropower is a limited.

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