Czech Republic in Brief

The Czech Republic is a democratic, politically, economically and socially stable country, situated in Central Europe. With its area 78 864 km2 and population 10.3 million, it belongs to middle-sized European countries. It is rich in natural beauties and cultural monuments, which is confirmed by a list of the world cultural and natural heritage UNESCO (see e.g., including already 12 places from the whole Czech Republic (Praha, Český Krumlov, Kroměříž, Olomouc and other). This is also one of the reasons why the Czech Republic is a sought-after tourist destination.
The Czech Republic has been a member of the NATO since March 1999 and a member of the European Union since May 2004. In addition, it is a member of a lot of international organizations: CERN, EBRD, IBRD, OECD, UN, IMF, UNESCO, WHO, WTO and other.
Capital city:
Administrative division:
13 districts + Praha
Czech crown (Kč, CZK) = 100 halers
State form:
parliamentary democracy, republic
President of the republic:
Václav Klaus
Time zone
CET (GMT + 1h) or
Central European Summer Time (GMT + 2h)
Telephone prefix:
Internet domain:
Mobile phone operators:
T-Mobile Czech Republic a.s. (operator’s code 230-01)
Telefónica O2 Czech Republic, a.s.(oper. code 230-02)
Vodafone Czech Republic a.s. (operator’s code 230-03)
Macroeconomic indicators of the Czech Republic
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Other information on the Czech Republic see