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Location: Central Europe, between Germany, Poland, Slovakia, and Austria
Geographic coordinates: 50° 05’ N, 14° 28’ E
Time zone: CET (UTC+1)
(Summer CEST (UTC+2))
Population: 10,627,448 (July 2014 est.)
Capital: Prague (Population: 1,300,000)
Major cities: Brno, Ostrava
Nationality: Czech(s) (Noun, adjective)
Currency: Koruna česká (Kc) - Czech Crown (CZK)
Country code: CZE
Ethnic groups: Czech 64.3%, Moravian 5%, Slovak 1.4 (%, other 1.8%, unspecified 27.5% (2011 est.))
Languages: Czech 95.4%
(Slovak 1.6%, other 3% (2011 census)
Religions: Roman Catholic 10.4%, Protestant (includes Czech Brethren and Hussite) 1.1%, other and unspecified 54%, none 34.5% (2011 est.)
Area: Total: 78,867 sq km
Land: 77,247 sq km
Water: 1,620 sq km
Land boundaries: Total: 2,046 km
Border countries: Austria 402 km, Germany 704 km, Poland 699 km, Slovakia 241 km
Climate: Temperate; cool summers; cold, cloudy, humid winters
Terrain: Bohemia in the west consists of rolling plains, hills, and plateaus surrounded by low mountains; Moravia in the east consists of very hilly country
Elevation extremes: Lowest point: Labe (Elbe) River 115 m
Highest point: Snezka 1,602 m
Natural resources: Hard coal, soft coal, kaolin, clay, graphite, timber
Administrative divisions: 14 regions
Government type: Parliamentary democracy
Legislature: Parliament: (Upper house – Senate, Lower house - Chamber of Deputies)
President: Milos Zeman (since 8 March 2013)
Prime Minister: Bohuslav Sobotka (since 17 January 2014)
National symbol: Double-tailed lion
National anthem: "Kde domov muj?" (Where is My Home?)"
International Phone code: +420
National days and public holidays: 1 January - Restoration of the Independent Czech State (January 1, 1993), New Year's Day
April - Easter Monday
1 May - Labour Day
8 May - Victory Day
5 July: St Cyril and St Methodius
6 July: Jan Hus Day
28: September: Czech Statehood Day
28: October: Independence Day - Establishment of the Czechoslovak Republic (October 28, 1918)
17: November: Anniversary of the fight for freedom and democracy
24: December - Christmas Eve
25: December - Christmas Day
26: December - Boxing Day
Emergency Numbers: 112 – European Emergency Number
(Police, Fire Service, Emergency Medical Service)

158 – Police (156 – Municipal Police)
150 – Fire and Rescue Service
155 – Emergency Medical Service
Public transport (bus, train, plane, urban transport): www.idos.cz
Public transport in Prague: www.dpp.cz
Airport information: www.prg.aero/
Czech airlines: www.csa.cz
Bus timetables: www.jizdnirady.cz
Czech railway: www.cd.cz/

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