|Cities Czech Republic
country code: CZ
EU membership: yes
NATO membership: yes
GPS: 49 45 N, 15 30 E
Czech Koruna: CZK
1CZK = 0.044 USD
1CZK = 0.035 EUR
Travel advices and warnings Czech Republic
||The Czech Republic lies at the heart of Central Europe and at its center is the beautiful and historic city of Prague. With a population of some 1. 3 million residents, the city lies on either side of the Vltava River in the middle of Bohemia that is one of the three historic Czech territories; the others being Moravia and Silesia. The city has seven "Chapter Divisions" or districts. North & Western Suburbs This is mainly an area of residential buildings and parkland, containing Prague's largest park — Stromovka . The . . .
||Czech cuisine has both influenced and been influenced by the cuisines of surrounding countries. Many of the fine cakes and pastries that are popular in Central Europe originated in the Czech lands. Czech cuisine is marked by a strong emphasis on meat dishes. Pork is quite common, and beef and chicken are also popular. Goose, duck, rabbit and wild game are served. Fish is rare, with the occasional exception of fresh trout and carp, which is served at Christmas.
||The Czech Republic has a Central European moderate and transitional climate, with variations resulting from the topography of the country. The climate is temperate with cool summers, and cold, cloudy, and humid winters. The average temperature in Prague ranges from about –1° C (30° F ) in January to 19° C (66° F ) in July. A generally moderate oceanic climate prevails in the Czech lands. Rainfall distribution is greatly influenced by westerly winds, and its variation is closely correlated to relief. Over three-fifths of the rain falls during the spring and summer, which is advantageous for agriculture. The precipitation range is from 50 cm (20 in) to more than 127 cm (50 in); rainfall is below 58 cm (23 in) in western Bohemia and southern Moravia.
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||Czech ( /ˈtʃɛk/; čeština Czech pronunciation: [ˈt͡ʃɛʃcɪna]) is a West Slavic language with about 12 million native speakers; it is the majority language in the Czech Republic and spoken by Czechs worldwide. The language was known as Bohemian in English until the late 19th century. Czech is similar to and mutually intelligible with Slovak and, to a considerably lesser extent, to Polish and Sorbian.
||The currency of the Czech Republic is the Czech Koruna (CZK) or Czech Crown. The Crown is subdivided into 100 Helar, but all sub-Crown coinage other than the flimsy 50 Helar piece is no longer in use. Czech coinage consists of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 Crown pieces. Banknotes come in 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, increasing in size with value and varying in color and graphic designs. The 50-Crown coin is bimetallic and unpopular with the Czechs, as some claim the copperclad center core pops out, but that has never happened to me in the 6 months I have lived here. The 50-Crown coin will therefore often be stuckin your change if it is apparent you are a visitor or tourist; if you are leaving the country shortly, you should attempt to exchange it for a bill instead or be prepared to be stuck with it and take the (albeit minimal) loss.
||Czechoslovakia's main cultural achievements took place primarily in the Middle Ages and after the 18th century. In the intervening three centuries, control by Germans resulted in the suppression of native achievement and forced many artists, musicians, and philosophers to live abroad.
From wikipedia about Czech Republic
The Czech Republic
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The Czech Republic
is a pluralist multi-party parliamentary representative democracy. The Parliament has two chambers: the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate. It is a member of the European Union, NATO, the OECD, the OSCE, the Council of Europe and the Visegrád Group.
The Czech state, known as Bohemia and later as the Bohemian Crown, was formed in the late 9th century. The country reached its greatest territorial extent during the 13th and 14th century, under the rule of the Přemyslid and Luxembourg
dynasties. Following the Battle of Mohács in 1526, the Kingdom of Bohemia was integrated into the Habsburg monarchy as one of its three principal parts alongside Austria
. Bohemia later became the industrial powerhouse of the monarchy and the core of the Republic of Czechoslovakia which was formed in 1918, following the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian empire after World War I. After the Munich Agreement (signed by Nazi Germany
, Britain and Italy
), Polish annexation of Zaolzie and German occupation of Czechoslovakia and the consequent disillusion with the Western response and gratitude for the liberation of the major portion of Czechoslovakia by the Red Army, the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia won plurality (38%).
In a 1948 coup d'état, Czechoslovakia became a communist-ruled state. In 1968, the increasing dissatisfaction culminated in attempts to reform the communist regime. The events, known as the Prague Spring of 1968, ended with an invasion by the armies of the Warsaw Pact countries (with the exception of Romania
); the troops remained in the country until the 1989 Velvet Revolution, when the communist regime collapsed. On 1 January 1993, Czechoslovakia peacefully dissolved into its constituent states, the Czech Republic
The Czech Republic
made economic reforms such as fast privatizations. Annual gross domestic product (GDP) growth stood at around 6% until the outbreak of the recent global economic crisis. The country is the first former member of the Comecon to achieve the status of a developed country according to the World Bank. In addition, The Czech Republic
has the highest human development in Central and Eastern Europe, ranking as a "Very High Human Development" nation. It is also ranked as the most democratic and healthy (by infant mortality) country in the regionDemocracy IndexList of countries by infant mortality rate and as the third most peaceful country in Europe. Global Peace Index