Czech Republic at a Glance
The Czech Republic was established in 1993 after a peaceful division of the former Czechoslovakia. Situated in Central Europe, it was an integral part of Czechoslovakia.
- Area: 78,800 sq. km.
- Population: 10.5 million
- Neighboring Countries: Germany, Poland, Austria, Slovakia
Industry prevails in the western part of the country (Bohemia), which is bordered by the mountains of neighboring countries. The eastern part (Moravia) is characterized by hilly lowlands and mainly agricultural production.
- Inhabitants: Czechs, Slovaks, national minorities
- Religion: Predominantly Roman Catholic (39.2%) nondenominational (39.7%)
- Political System: Parliamentary Republic
- Capital: Praha (Prague) - Population 1.2 million
- Other Major Cities: Brno, Plzen, Hradec Kralove, Ostrava, Olomouc, Ceske Budejovice
- Administrative Language: Czech