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Czech Republic

Ceská Republika

map of Czech Republic

Location central Europe
Bordered By
Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Austria

Czech Republic on a map of Europe

Area 30,442 sq mi (78,866 sq km)
Highest Point Snezka; 5,256 ft (1,602 m)
Lowest Point Elbe River; 377 ft (115 m)
Natural Resources hard coal, soft coal, kaolin, clay, graphite, timber

Nationality Czech
Population (July 2016 est)
10,644,842
Largest Cities
Prague, Brno, Ostrava
Ethnic Groups Czech, Moravian, Slovak
Religions Roman Catholic, Protestant
Languages Czech, Slovak

Capital Prague
Form of Government parliamentary democracy
Present Constitution Adopted December 16, 1992
Chief of State
President
Milos Zeman (since March 8, 2013)
Head of Government
Prime Minister
Bohuslav Sobotka (since January 17, 2014)
Cabinet
Cabinet appointed by the President
Legislature
bicameral Parliament (Parlament)
Judiciary
Supreme Court, Constitutional Court
Local Administration
13 regions (kraje) and 1 capital city (hlavni mesto)

Currency Koruna
Per Capita Income
$31,600
Industries motor vehicles, metallurgy, machinery and equipment, glass, armaments
Agricultural Products wheat, potatoes, sugar beets, hops, fruit; pigs, poultry
Export Commodities machinery and transport equipment, raw materials, fuels, chemicals
Import Commodities machinery and transport equipment, raw materials, fuels, chemicals

Independence Achieved January 1, 1993
From the Soviet Union
National Holiday Czech Founding Day; October 28 (1918)
Flag two equal horizontal bands of white and red with a blue isosceles triangle based on the hoist side

flag of the Czech Republic

SEE ALSO
Germany
Poland
Slovakia
Austria

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