The Czech republic is a beautiful country in Central Europe.
The country borders Poland to the northeast, Germany to the west and northwest, Austria to the south and Slovakia to the east
The Czech Republic has been a member of NATO since 1999 and of the European Union since 2004.
FACTS AND DATA:
Population: 10 300 000
Area: 78 864 km2
Independence: 1. January 1993 (from Czechoslovakia)
Currency: Koruna (Kč) - Czech crown (CZK)
Political system: Parliamentary democracy
Time zone: Central European Time (C.E.T.)
NATIONAL SIGN NATIONAL FLAG
The Czech Republic is a pluralist multi-party parliamentary representative democracy.
President Václav Klaus is the current head of state.
The Prime Minister is the head of government (currently Petr Nečas).
The Parliament has two chambers: the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate.
MORE INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE CZECH REPUBLIC
National anthem: „Kde domov můj?“
Religion: 39% Roman Catholic; 40% None (atheist)
Highest mountain : Sněžka 1602 m above sea level
National parks : Šumava, Krkonošský národní park, Českosaské švýcarsko, Podyjí
Major cities: Praha (capital), Brno, Ostrava, Plzeň, Olomouc
Longest river: Vltava (433 km)
Deepest and biggest lake: Černé jezero (39,8 m, 18,4 ha)
LET´S COME… … AND DISCOVER OUR NATIONAL JEWELLERY…
PRAHA – PRAGUE - the capital Hradčany and Karlův most
Our country is full of beautiful castles Český Krumlov Zámek Hluboká nad Vltavou You can simply imagine that you are in a fairy-tale…
You can climb our highest mountain or only enjoy lovely nature… Highest mountain Sněžka – 1602 m n.m.
When you are tired, you can relax in a famous worldknown spa Karlovy Vary
If you are hungry, taste typical Czech specialities… Vepřo-knedlo-zelo Svíčková na smetaně Knedlíky – dumplings
Of course you definitely MUST taste our national drink - Czech BEER And you never want to drink anything else…
By the way… That´s not for children… We are sorry.
For children we have a very good chocolate and sweets
If you like cars, you certainly know automobile producer ŠKODA
Trucks from automobile producer TATRA Kopřivnice are very popular in Rallye Paris-Dakar
And now - something for girls… Artificial jewellery – bižuterie Jablonec
We Czechs are big fans and we are very proud of our sportsmen. SPORT AND FREE TIME
Our hockey team is the best in the world!
Worldfamous horse-race VELKÁ PARDUBICKÁ
And the big success of this year… 2nd place for our women team on Basketball Championship
We have a lot of very good sportsmen – here are some of them Barbora Špotáková thowing the javelin Martina Sáblíková speed skating Lukáš Bauer skiing Kateřina Emmons shooting Tomáš Berdych a Radek Štěpánek tennis and more and more...
If you want to know more… You will be hearty welcome in Czech republic! Airport Praha - Ruzyně Airport Leoše Janáčka Ostrava - Mošnov