Czech Republic

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Czech Republic

Parliamentary republic, independant since 1993

Region:
Eastern Europe
Area:
78,870 km²
Further names:
Tschechische Republik
Capital:
Prague
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Sunrise + Sunset
Climate
Public Holidays
Tourism
Airports
Economy
Gross debt
Inflation Rates
Energy consumption
Telecommunication
Refugees
Terrorism
Country comparison
Current time in the Czech Republic:

The countrywide time in the Czech Republic is Central European Time (CET).
As in many countries far away from the equator, there is a daylight saving time in summer.
So the difference to Greenwich Mean Time is usually +1 hours in summer and +2 hours in winter.

Timezones and clock changesPublic Holidays in the Czech RepublicSunrise and sunset

Population

10,591,000
134.3
Ø 75.6 years
Life expectancy females:
Ø 81.2 years
Birthrate:
10.7 ‰
Deathrate:
10.2 ‰
Males/Females:
49.2% : 50.8%

Population pyramid

Population pyramid Czech Republic 2017
The currency in the Czech Republic is Czech Krone (CZK).
1 Krone is divided into 100 Haleru.
Status: 09/18/2018
1 US Dollar = 21.79 Kronen
100 Kronen = 4.59 US Dollar

The climate in the Czech Republic

A moderate climatic zone determines the weather [in country]. As usual in the northern hemisphere, the days in the summer months are not only warmer but also longer. Depending on the season, the average daytime temperatures range between 1 and 23 degrees. In some parts of the country the temperature raises up to 27 °C. In the colder months and depending in the region, the temperature lowers down to -5°C in a month's average.

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

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Languages

Official language:
Czech

mother tonguedistribution
Czech81.2 %
Moravian12.9 %
Slovakian1.9 %
Polish0.6 %
German0.5 %
Silesiana0.4 %
Romany0.3 %
Hungarian0.2 %
other2.0 %

Religions

Branchdistribution
Roman Catholics10.4%
Protestants1.1%
nondenominational34.5%
other54.0%

Economy more...

(per year)
GDP:190.96 bn €
Exportations:139.33 bn €
Importations:130.48 bn €
Budget surplus:3,062 M €
Tourism receipts:6.36 bn €
Gross debt:68,500 M €
Unemployment rate:3.1 %
Inflation rate:0.64 %
corruption index:57 (moderate)
Energy consumption:61.2 bn kWh

Land use

53% Agricultural areas:42,126 km²
34% Forest:26,668 km²
2% Water areas:1,660 km²
11% Others:8,416 km²

Transport more...

Roadways:130,661 km
Railways:9,622 km
Waterways:664 km
Airports:128

The Czech Republic is a landlocked country in the western part of Eastern Europe. The land has a total area of 78,870 km². This area is approximately 0% of the area of Maine. There is no access to the open sea. There are direct national borders with the 4 neighbouring countries Austria, Germany, Poland and Slovakia. The distance between New York City and the Capital Prague is about 6,580 km.

Most important cities in the Czech Republic

CityRegionPopulation
Prague / CapitalPraha1,281,000
BrnoSouth Moravian370,000
OstravaMoravskoslezský313,000
PilsenPlzensky164,000
OlomoucOlomoucký101,000
LiberecLiberecký98,000
Ceske BudejoviceJihocesky96,000
Hradec KrálovéKrálovéhradecký95,000
Ústí nad LabemÚstecký94,000
PardubicePardubický89,000
HavirovMoravskoslezský83,000
ZlínZlín79,000
KladnoCentral Bohemia70,000
MostÚstecký68,000
Karlovy VaryKarlovarský52,000
JihlavaVysocina50,000
ProstejovOlomoucký47,000
Jablonec nad NisouLiberecký45,000
Mladá BoleslavCentral Bohemia44,000
TrebicVysocina39,000
TáborJihocesky36,000
ZnojmoSouth Moravian35,000
ChebKarlovarský33,000
TrutnovKrálovéhradecký31,000
KromerizZlín29,000
ChrudimPardubický24,000
KlatovyPlzensky23,000




Political indicators

(Based on the "Worldwide Governance Indicators" project of the World Bank)

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Death penalty:abolished in 1990



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