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Czech Republic guide
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The Czech Republic, formerly known as Czechoslovakia, is a country located in Central Europe, with an ancient and interesting history. Czechoslovakia originated from the Czech and Slovak people's joining of groups in the former Austria Hungarian Empire, merging to form what became Czechoslovakia following the First World War. However, Czechoslovakia is most known for its capital city Prague, and its charm, beauty, and history has captivated travelers for generations.
The Czech Republic of today is surrounded by Germany and Poland to the north and east, and Slovakia and Austria to the south. The country is completely landlocked, although the country has plentiful lakes, rivers and tributaries.
Population and Language
The Czech Republic is home to nearly 10 million individuals, with the main language spoken being Czech. Ethnic groups in the Czech Republic also include Moravian, Slovak, and a very small percentage of immigrants from other countries. Like many other eastern European countries, the Czech people cluster around major cities, with nearly 75% of the population living in urban areas.
The major religion practiced in the Czech Republic is Roman Catholic, and small numbers of other Christian denominations, but nearly 60% of inhabitants in the Czech Republic are unaffiliated to any specific religion.
Major Cities and Tourist Destinations
Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic, populated by just over one million people. Located just north of the Bohemia mountain range, the city is known for its beautiful architecture, great food and visual sites. Other often-visited cities in Czechoslovakia include Plzeň, Brno, and Ostrava among others. When in the Czech Republic, make sure to visit:
- Vranov castle
- UNESCO World Heritage site of Český Krumlov, of medieval times
- Check out the hot mineral springs at Karlovy Vary
- Visit S. Barbara’s Cathedral in Kutná Hora
- Visit the castle and Old Town in Prague
The climate in the Czech Republic is mild and cool in the summertime, but can be extremely cold, humid and overcast during the winter months. The northern region of the Czech Republic, Bohemia, is composed of plateaus and rolling plains surrounded by low mountains, while Moravia, in the southeastern section of the country, is very hilly.
The main currency of the Czech Republic is the Czech koruna. The Czech Republic enjoys one of the most stable markets in the European Union today. The GDP purchasing power of the Czech Republic is approximately U.S. $285 billion, relying heavily on services sector for its labor force. Major industries include machinery and equipment, glass, armaments, and motor vehicles, while agriculture relies on crops such as potatoes and wheat, as well as livestock and poultry. The Czech Republic exports approximately U.S. $138 billion a year, mainly in raw materials, transport equipment and machinery. The country imports approximately U.S. $133 billion a year, mainly in raw materials and fuels, chemicals, and machinery and transport equipment.
As the Czech Republic is a beautiful country, car hire is recommended for tourists wishing to immerse themselves in the culture, scenery, and roadways of the country. The Czech Republic also enjoys plentiful air travel opportunities, and nearly 10,000 kilometers of railways. The major airports in the Czech Republic and include but are not limited to the Václav Havel Airport in Prague, the Brno-Tuřany Airport in Brno, the Pardubice Airport in Pardubice, and the Karlovy Vary Airport in Karlovy Vary.
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