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Capital: Prague


Total Population: 10,521,468
Natural Increase: 0.1%
Density: 136 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 73.1%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Prague (1,900,000); Brno (370,000); Ostrava (310,000); Pilsen City (160,000); Olomouc (100,000).
Ethnic Origins: Czech 90,4%, Moravian 3,7%, Slovak 1,9%, other 4%.
Official Language: Czech, which belongs to the group of Slavic language, and as a West Slavic languages, it is very similar to Slovak.
Other Languages Spoken: English (according to a recent survey, 25% of Czechs speak some level of English, and 10% are considered fluent), German
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Predominately atheistic (68 % of population), Christian 92% of believed population- Catholic(83 %), Protestant (9%).

Local Time:

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National Currency: Czech Crown (CZK)

Country Overview

Area: 78,870 km²
Type of State: Republic state based on parliamentary democracy.
Type of Economy: High-income economy, OECD member, Ex-Transition country, Emerging Financial Market.
An economy based almost exclusively on the automobile industry and tourism.
HDI*: 0.862/1
HDI (World Rank): 28/187

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From the Czech Republic, Dial 00
To Make a Call to the Czech Republic, Dial +420
Internet Suffix: .cz
Computers: 27.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 19.9 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 75.0 per 100 Inhabitants

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 105,048126,652152,125141,412143,348
Exports of Goods (million USD) 112,956132,981162,939156,569161,366
Imports of Services (million USD) 18,73116,88019,74419,44119,459
Exports of Services (million USD) 20,21120,87823,10222,02822,710

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

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