The Czech Republic (Česko), in Central Europe, is a country that's known for its ornate castles, native beers and long history. Prague, the capital, is home to grand 9th-century Prague Castle, a preserved medieval old town and statue-lined Charles Bridge. Český Krumlov, a small town in the South Bohemia region, is notable for its wealth of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings, many of which house restaurants and shops.
Languages: Czech (official) 95.4%, Slovak 1.6%, other 3%
Ethnic Groups: Czechs 63.7%, Undeclared 26.0%, Moravians 4.9%, Slovaks 1.4%
Belief Systems: Undeclared or unaffiliated religion 51.9%, Atheist or Agnostic 34.2%, Roman Catholic Christian 10.3%
Population: 10.6 million people (World Rank: 82nd) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 356 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 90th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 0.228 %/yr (World Rank: 192nd) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 77.7 years (World Rank: 62nd) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 39.5 years (World Rank: 27th) (2010 estimate)
Sites for More Information:
Map of Czech Republic
Country Profile for Czech Republic
Czech Republic - Country Profile
US Library of Congress
Culture and Tourism:
Tourism Czech Republic
All about Czech Republic as a tourism destination
The Lobkowicz Palace is a part of the Prague Castle complex in Prague, Czech Republic.
St. Vitus Cathedral
Metropolitan Cathedral of Saints Vitus, Wenceslaus and Adalbert is a Roman Catholic metropolitan cathedral in Prague, the seat of the Archbishop of Prague.
Charles Bridge is an historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic.
Capital of Czech Republic
Prague, Czech Republic
Free online resource for learning Czech
Czech Government Sites
by Gunnar Anzinger