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The Czech Republic (Česká republika or Česko), a member state of the European Union (since May 1, 2004), is a landlocked country in Central Europe.
The country is composed of two entire historic regions, Bohemia and Moravia, parts of Silesia and small sections of historic Lower Austria
Religion in the Czech Republic (2002):
Flag of the Czech Republic:
(English: "Truth prevails")
National Anthem of the Czech Republic:
Kde domov můj (Where is my home?) was written by the composer František Škroup and the dramatist Josef Kajetán Tyl as a part of the comedy Fidlovačka aneb žádný hněv a žádná rvačka (Fidlovačka, or no anger and no brawl). It was performed for the first time in the Stavovské Divadlo (Estates Theatre) in Prague on December 21, 1834. The song originally had more stanzas, but only the first is officially the anthem and the rest is forgotten.
(text of national anthem is only first strophe)
Area of the Czech Republic:
Population in the Czech Republic:
Contemporary president of the Czech Republic:
The Czech Republic, as a part of Middle Europe, is squeezed between Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Poland. The country is bordered by the mountains. Its area is almost 79.000 sq. km (30.000 sq. miles), as same size as the island of Ireland. The highest point is Snezka, 1602 m (5222 ft).
The capital Prague (Praha) is just in the middle of the western part of the country,
Nicknames for Prague have included "city of a hundred spires", "the golden city", "the Left Bank of the Ninties", the "mother of cities", "the Paris of Eastern Europe", and "the heart of Europe". Since 1992, the historic center of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
Population of Prague: 1 172 975 (31. 3. 2005)
Area of Prague: 496 km²
Founded: 9th century
There are about 10 million people in the Czech Republic (1.3 million in Prague). Most of them are Czechs and they speak Czech language. They tend to be polite, mild-mannered with a good sense of humor, not incline to argue or fight. They are intelligent, creative, well educated and can be quite conservative. If you are invited into home, you will find them friendly and very hospitable (do bring flowers for your host and remember to remove your shoes when you enter the house). The largest Church is Roman Catholic one but Czechs are mostly atheists, because of the systematic oppression of religion during Communism.
Czech is four seasoned country with a continental climate. The summers tend to be sunny and quite hot, the winters cold, spring and fall mild but changeable. Weather forecast is available at CNN or BBC! There is a nice weather from May through September.