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Czech Republic
Česká republika  (Czech)
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: "Pravda vítězí" (Czech)
"Truth prevails"
Anthem: 
Location of the  Czech Republic  (dark green)– in Europe  (green & dark grey)– in the European Union  (green)  –  [Legend]
Location of the  Czech Republic  (dark green)

– in Europe  (green & dark grey)
– in the European Union  (green)  –  [Legend]

Capital
and largest city
Prague
50°05′N14°28′E / 50.083°N 14.467°E / 50.083; 14.467
Official languageCzech[1]
Officially recognised[2][3]
Ethnic groups (2014[4])
Religion
DemonymCzech
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentary
constitutional republic
 • PresidentMiloš Zeman
 • Prime MinisterBohuslav Sobotka
LegislatureParliament
 • Upper houseSenate
 • Lower houseChamber of Deputies
Formation
 • Duchy of Bohemiac. 870 
 • Kingdom of Bohemia1198 
 • Czechoslovakia28 October 1918 
 • Czech Socialist Republic1 January 1969 
 • Czech Republic1 January 1993 
 • Joined the European Union1 May 2004 
Area
 • Total78,866 km2 (116th)
30,450 sq mi
 • Water (%)2
Population
 • 2015 estimate10,553,443[5] (81st)
 • 2011 census10,436,560[6]
 • Density134/km2 (87th)
341/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
 • Total$343.931 billion[7] (50th)
 • Per capita$32,622[7] (39th)
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
 • Total$189.982 billion[7] (49th)
 • Per capita$18,020[7] (41st)
Gini (2014)Negative increase 25.1[8]
low ·4th
HDI (2014)Increase 0.870[9]
very high ·28th
CurrencyCzech koruna (CZK)
Time zoneCET(UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Drives on theright
Calling code+420b
Patron saintSt. Wenceslaus
ISO 3166 codeCZ
Internet TLD.czc
a.The question is rhetorical, implying "those places where my homeland lies".
b.Code 42 was shared with Slovakia until 1997.
c.Also .eu, shared with other European Union member states.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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