Guide to Czech Republic

Tourists love the Czech Republic not just for its gorgeous capital of Prague, but also for its historic regions of Boehemia and Moravia, its mountain resorts and its spa towns.

By TTM on 10 January 2008 in Destination Guides

Name: Czech Republic
Location: Landlocked in Central Europe bordering Poland to the north, Germany to the northwest and west, Austria to the south and Slovakia to the east.
Population: 10.2 million (UN, 2005)
Capital: Prague
Other Major Cities: Brno, Ostrava, Zlin, Plzen, Pardubice, Hradec Kralove, Ceske Budejovice, Liberec, Olomouc, Usti nad Labem.
Area: 78,866 sq km (30,450 sq miles)
Major language: Czech
Major religion: Christianity
Life expectancy: 72 years (men), 79 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit: 1 koruna (Kc) = 100 halers
Main exports: Manufactured goods, machinery, cars and transport equipment, beer
GNI per capita: US $9,150 (World Bank, 2005)
Internet domain: .cz
International dialling code: +420
Visa: Full British passport holders and citizens of the Europe Union do not require a visa to enter the Czech Republic. All other nationals should contact the visa department of the Czech Embassy of the Czech Republic

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