The Czech Republic at a Glance

  • Official name: Czech Republic
  • System of governance: Republic
  • Total area: 78,867 km2 (2% of EU territory)
  • Population: 10,381,130 (as of 31 December 2007)

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  • Capital: Prague, pop. 1,212,097 (as of 31 December 2007)
  • Administrative structure:13 regions (kraj) and the City of Prague
  • Composition of the population: Czech 90.4%, Moravian 3.7%, Slovak 1.9%, other 4% (2001 census)
  • Official language: Czech
  • Currency: Czech crown (koruna) – CZK
  • International telephone code: +420
  • Time zone: GMT/UTC +1
  • National top-level domain (TLD): .cz
  • Established: 1 January 1993
  • Head of State: President Václav Klaus (since 7 March 2003)
  • Prime Minister: Mirek Topolánek (till May 8, 2009), Jan Fischer (from April 9, 2009)
  • Accession to the EU: since 1 May 2004
  • Membership of international organisations: EBRD, EU, IBRD, ILO, IMF, NATO, OECD, UN, WHO, WTO, V4 and others
  • Length of borders: 2,290 km; with Austria: 466.3 km, with Germany: 810.3 km, with Poland: 761.8 km, with Slovakia: 251.8 km
  • Highest mountain: Sněžka, 1,602 m
  • Longest river: Vltava, 433 km
  • National anthem: Where Is My Home? (Kde domov můj?), from the play Fidlovačka, or No Anger and No Brawl (Fidlovačka aneb Žádný hněv a žádná rvačka) byJosef Kajetán Tyl, set to music by František Škroup
  • Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic 26.8%, Protestant 2.1%, other 3.3%, not specified 8.8%, agnostic 59% (2001 census)

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