Interesting Country Facts (Czech Republic)

The Czech Republic is a landlocked country in Central Europe, it shares borders with Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Poland. On 1 January 1993, the country of Czechoslovakia was dissolved into the current countries of Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Fast Facts about Czech Republic

1. The highest point in the Czech Republic is Snezka, a mountain that reaches 1,602 metres, or 5,222 feet.

2. The Czech Republic has a population of over 10.5 million people (10,609,762) as of 2013.

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3. The currency of the Czech Republic is the Koruna.

4. The main official language is Czech. The Slovic language of Slovakia is very similar to Czech and is recognized as a minority language in the country.

5. The most popular sports in the Czech Republic are ice hockey, football, sport shooting, tennis, basketball, volleyball, handball, and athletics.

6. Prague has one of the oldest universities in Europe, the Charles University, named after Charles IV who founded it in 1348.

7. Over half of the people living in Czech Republic are non believers.

8. When a Czech person is counting on their fingers, they will also include their toes: so they have 20 fingers!

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9. Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic. Historically, Prague has been the capital of the Holy Roman Empire, an important city in Austria-Hungary, and the capital of Czechoslovakia. It is now one of the most visited cities in Europe.

10. The Czech flag consists of red, blue and white. The colours stand for the following: Red (blood shed for freedom), Blue (imperiality & sovereignty) and White (traditional Bohemian colour and also represents sky).

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