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Czechia

Official English Name: Czech Republic

Official Local Name(s): Česká republika

Common English Name: Czechia

Capital: Prague

REGION
Central Europe
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Germany (West)
Poland (Northeast)
Slovakia (Southeast)
Austria (South)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
None (Landlocked)
TOTAL AREA
78,867 km2 (97.9% land, 2.1% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
2,046 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
0 km (Landlocked)
CLIMATE
Temperate
TERRAIN
Rolling hills
Mountains and plateau in the west
Hills in the east
HIGHEST POINT
Snezka (1,602 m)
LOWEST POINT
Labe River (115 m)
NATURAL RESOURCES
Hard coal
Soft coal
Kaolin
Clay
Graphite
Timber
NATURAL DISASTERS
Flooding
DEMONYM
Czech
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Czech (63.7%)
Undeclared (26.0%)1
Moravian (4.9%)
Slovak (1.4%)
Ukrainian (0.5%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Czech
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Slovak
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
No religion (45.2%)2
Roman Catholic (10.4%)
Protestant (1.1%)
POPULATION
10,644,842
LARGEST CITY
Prague (1,267,449)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Brno (377,028)
Ostrava (292,681)
Plzeň (169,858)
Liberec (103,288)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Parliamentary democracy
HEAD OF STATE
President Milos Zeman
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
13 Regions
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
1 January 1993 (from Czechoslovakia)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Double-tailed lion
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Kde domov můj?
GDP PER CAPITA
$31,500 (USD)
CURRENCY
Kč (Czech Koruny)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = Kč24.63
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.cz
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+420

Cuisine in Czechia is very carnivorous, with many of the meals being prepared with meat and intestines.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ez.html (Majority of information)

https://www.czso.cz/documents/10180/20551765/170223-14.pdf/d0d27736-ef15-4f4f-bf26-e7cb3770e187?version=1.0 (Ethnicity and religious data)

https://www.czso.cz/documents/10180/32853387/1300721603.pdf/cba78096-1cf5-4fde-b20a-3074b2f135f9?version=1.0 (City population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 31 October 2016

1 Many Czech didn’t answer the ethnicity question as a way of boycotting census data.

2 The Czech are not fond of answering religious questions on official government data, so much of the religious data is unavailable.