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Central Europe, it is bordered by Austria, Germany, Poland, and Slovakia.
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The Czech Republic covers an area of 78,867 km², making it somewhat smaller than neighboring Austria, and also slightly smaller than the US state of South Carolina.
The country has a population of 10.56 million people (in 2016), capital and largest city is Prague, spoken languages is Czech, a West Slavic language.
The Czech Republic is famous for:
Prague, the historic center of Prague is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Castles, there are several hundreds of castles, chateaus, and mansions in Czechia.
Beer, the original Budweiser is made in the Czech Republic by the Budweiser Budvar Brewery, and home of Pilsner beer is the Czech city of Pilsen (Plzeň). Curd cheese called "syrečky".
Not so famous for Škoda and Tatra autos and Bata shoes.
Most famous people from Czechia are Miloš Forman, Oskar Schindler, Sigmund Freud, Antonin Dvorak, Franz Kafka, Václav Havel, and Gregor Mendel.
Czech Republic | Ceska Republika
The Czech Republic is a landlocked country in central Europe.
Before World War I part of Austria-Hungary, in 1918 the Czechs and neighbouring Slovaks joined together and formed the independent republic of Czechoslovakia. In World War II occupied by the Germans in 1939. After World War II, Czechoslovakia fell within the Soviet sphere of influence and became a member of the Warsaw Pact.
In 1968, an invasion by Warsaw Pact troops ended the efforts of the country's leaders to liberalize Communist Party rule and create "socialism with a human face" during the "Prague Spring". With the collapse of Soviet authority in 1989, Czechoslovakia regained its freedom through a peaceful "Velvet Revolution" and became a sovereign state.
On 1 January 1993, the country underwent a "velvet divorce" into its two national components, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In 1999 the Czech Republic became a member of the NATO and in 2004 a member of the European Union.
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Official Sites of Czech Republic
The Government of the Czech Republic
Official site of the Czech Government and Office of the Prime Minister.
The President of the Czech Republic
Office of the President of the Czech Republic.
The Czech Republic
Portal about the Czech Republic.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
MOFA Czech Republic
Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the UN in New York
Czech Republic's representation to the United Nations.
The Czech Embassy to the U.S.
Czech Missions Abroad
Czech Diplomatic Missions in the World.
Foreign Missions to the Czech Republic
List of foreign Diplomatic Missions in Czechia.
Cesky statisticky urad
Czech Statistical Office (CSO)
Cesky hydrometeorologicky ústav
The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CMHI).
Political Map of Czech Republic
Detailed Map of Czechia.
Google Earth Czech Republic
Searchable map and satellite view of Czech Republic.
Google Earth Prague (Praha)
Searchable map and satellite view of Prague.
Map of Europe
Political Map of Europe.
Image: Marcin Szala
Czech News and Media
CTK the national "public law" news agency.
Czech language newspapers
National and international news.
The leading Czech daily (in ).
English language newspapers
Prague Daily Monitor
Free source of Czech news in English, also delivered by email.
The Prague Post
Issues and events in the Czech Republic, English-language weekly.
The Prague Tribune
News from the Czech Republic, English-language monthly.
Czech Television (CT)
Ceska televize, the public service television in the Czech Republic.
Radio Praha, the international service of Czech Radio, with news in 6 languages.
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Arts & Culture
The Kafka Project
A site dedicated to the work of Franz Kafka.
Guide to Kafka’s Prague
Prague Literary Tour.
"The Invisible Dog", a daily opinion column (in Czech)
The National Gallery
Czechia's National Gallery. The state-owned art gallery in Prague houses the largest art collection in the country.
The National Library of the Czech Republic
Official website of the library.
State Research Library
The Research Library of South Bohemia in Budejovice.
Trutnov Open Air Music Festival
By now the oldest, one of the biggest and possibly the most well-known Open Air in Czech Republic.
© Czech Tourist Authority
© Czech Tourist Authority
Business & Economy
Ceská Národnì Banka
The CNB is the central bank of the Czech Republic and the supervisor of the Czech financial market.
Prague Stock Exchange
The official website of the stock exchange, PSE is part of the international CEE Stock Exchange Group.
Ministry of Trade and Industry
International trade, legislative and legal issues.
National Trade Promotion Agency of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic.
Investment opportunities in the Czech Republic.
Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic
Official website with information about services of the Czech Chamber of Commerce.
__ Czech Products and Brands
Czech automobile manufacturer, headquartered in Mladá Boleslav. The car maker is a wholly owned subsidiary of Germany's Volkswagen Group.
The original pilsner and first pale lager beer.
Second largest brewery in the Czech Republic.
World’s first global nanofiber portal.
The national carrier of the Czech Republic.
Prag International Airport
Czechia's principal airport.
Image: Zdeněk Fiedler
Travel and Tour Consumer Information
Destination Czech Republic - Travel and Tour Guides
Discover Czechia: Contrary to popular belief, there is more than Prague and Prague Castle in this country.
For example Brno, known for its modernist buildings and the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul, Marienbad (Mariánské Lázně), became a watering place in 1818, Pilsen, more a watering hole, known for specializing in bottom-fermented beer since 1842. And there is Karlštejn Castle, in Central Bohemia, founded in 1348 CE by Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor-elect and King of Bohemia. The Sedlec Ossuary, a Gothic chapel with its garlands of human skulls.
And the country is home to 12 World Heritage Sites (see below).
Find attractions, festivals, events, tourist boards and much more.
The Czech Tourist Authority
The official Czech Republic travel information.
A travel guide for your trip to Prague and Czech Republic.
Prague City Administration
The official site of Prague with information about the city in Czech and English.
The Prague Castle
In early times the permanent residence of Emperor Rudolf II (ruling 1576 - 1611), now the Office of the Czech President.
A city guide to Prague's major sights.
Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic.
Mariánské Lázně (Marienbad)
Marienbad - The Famous Western Bohemia Spa Town.
City of Pilsen, the city is known worldwide for Pilsner beer.
Historic Centre of Český Krumlov
A town in South Bohemia, situated on the banks of the Vltava river, was built around a 13th-century castle with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements.
Gardens and Castle at Kroměříž
The Moravian town in the Zlín Region with its Bishop's Palace, a complete and well-preserved example of a European Baroque.
Historic Centre of Telč
Telč is a town in southern Moravia, famous for its old town built in the late 14th century.
Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
Between the 17th and 20th centuries, the ruling dukes of Liechtenstein transformed their domains in southern Moravia into a remarkable landscape with a mix of Baroque, classical and neo-Gothic architecture and gardens created in English romantic style.
Academy of Fine Arts
Center for Theoretical Study
The Institute for Advanced Studies at Charles University and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
One of the oldest university in central Europe, founded on April 7th. 1348 by Charles IV.
Czech Technical University
Located in Brno, year created: 1919.
Located in Olomouc, founded in 1573.
Jihočeská univerzita v Českých Budějovicích
The University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice.
Západoceská univerzita v Plzni
The University of West Bohemia is located in Pilsen.
Environment & Nature
Czech Union for Nature Conservation
Largest non-governmental environmental organization in the Czech Republic.
Deti Zeme (Children of the Earth)
NGO; the aim of Children of the Earth is to protect the environment and to strengthen ties between man and the environment.
Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic
Governmental body established by the Ministry of the Environment.
National park in Northern Bohemia with the Elbe River canyon, the biggest sandstone canyon in Europe.
ČR - Správa Národního parku České Švýcarsko
National Park Czech Switzerland.
Krkonose Mountains National Park
The Czech-Polish Biosphere Reserve Krkonose/Karkonosze.
Podyjí National Park
Official website with information about the national park in the southern Czech Republic.
Official website of Sumava National Park and Protected Landscape Area, the country's largest national park.
Václav Havel, Hero of the Velvet Revolution
Václav Havel, writer and dramatist, one of the first spokesmen for the Charter 77 human rights movement, a leading figure in the Velvet Revolution of 1989, the last president of the state of Czechoslovakia and the first president of the Czech Republic, died on Sunday, December 18, 2011, at the age of 75.
Czech Republic History - various versions ;-)
The Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia and the crushing of the Prague Spring
Article by Radio Prague about the "international friendly help" of Soviet troops in 1968.
Czech Republic History
Brief history of the Czech Republic.
History of Czechoslovakia
Comprehensive Wikipedia series about the History of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic.
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Czech Directory (in Czech).
Open Directory: Czech Republic
Sources and additional Information on Czech Republic
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