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Official title: Czech Republic (Česká republika)
Area: 78,703 sq. km (30,449 sq. mil)
Number of inhabitants: 10,532,770

Czech National Flag

vlajka ČR

National Coat of arms

Znak ČR

Capital city: Prague (Praha, 1.2 million inhabitants)

Other major cities:

Brno (404,345 inh.)
Ostrava (342,918 inh.)
Pilsen (Plzen, 181,634 inh.)
Olomouc (101,898)

Official language: Czech

Ethnic makeup: 95% Czech, 3% Slovak, 0,6% Polish, 0,4% German, other, 1%

Currency: Czech Crown (Česká Koruna - Kč), 1Kc = 100 hallers (see Czech National Bank)

Religion: Atheist, 39.8%, Roman Catholic, 39.2%, Protestant, 4.6%, Orthodox, 3%, undecided,13.4%

Telephone numbers:
The country telephone code for the Czech Republic is 00420.
Important emergency numbers: Police - 158, Fire Department - 150, Ambulance - 155
European emergency number: 112


National holidays:

January 1, Day of the re-establishment of the independent Czech state

May 8, Victory Day

July 5, Day of the Slav apostles Cyril and Methodius

July 6, Death of Jan Hus

September 28, Day of Czech statehood

October 28, Establishment of the independent state of Czechoslovakia

November 17, Day of the fight for freedom and democracy

Other holidays:

January 1, New Years day
Easter Monday

May 1, Labor Day

December 24, Christmas

December 25, 1st day of Christmas

December 26, 2nd day of Christmas
(National holidays and other holidays are bank holidays)