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This is a geographic profile for the Czech Republic. It gives a brief description on government, physical, economic, and human geography of the country.

This is a geographic profile for the Czech Republic. It gives a brief description on government, physical, economic, and human geography of the country.

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  • 1. Czech Republic by Harrison Heller European Geography
  • 2. Czechoslovakia (1918-1993)
  • 3. Map of the Czech Republic
  • 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. Prague: A Capital City
    • A city with many nicknames
      • “ the mother of cities ”
      • “ the golden city”
      • “ 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. 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. 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. Moravia
    • Industrial hub of Czech Republic
    • Moravia is drilled for oil and lignite (coal)
    • The area is part of the European Watershed
      • -Created by:
      • Jeseniky Highlands
      • Beskinds
      • Lysa Hora
      • -These ranges meet at the upper reaches of the Oder River
    Bohemian-Moravian Highlands Jeseniky Highlands
  • 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. ***RANDOM FACT*** At the turn of the 20 th Century, Chicago had the 3 rd largest Czech population in the world (behind Prague and Vienna).
  • 11.  
  • 12. Czech Republic’s Largest Cities
    • Prague -Population: 1,242,002
    • Brno –Population: 404,887
    • Ostrava –Population: 336,557
    Ostrava Brno Prague
  • 13. 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
  • 14. 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.
  • 15. 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.
  • 16. Religious Establishments in Prague
  • 17. 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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