Introduction

flag Czech Republic Czech Republic: Introduction

Capital: Prague

Population

Total Population: 10,526,073
Natural Increase: 0.2%
Density: 136 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 74.4%
Population of main cities: Prague (1,324,300); Brno (381,400); Ostrava (288,000); Pilsen (174,900); Liberec (104,800); Olomouc (100,700); České Budějovice (94,500); Hradec Králové (93,000); Ústí nad Labem (92,800); Pardubice (91,800)
Ethnic Origins: Over 63% Czech, with 5% Moravian, 1.4% Slovak and 30% other ethnic groups. (Czech Statistical Office)
Official Language: Czech is the official language of The Czech Republic.
Other Languages Spoken: Many young people, especially those living in urban areas, also speak English. According to a recent survey, 27% of Czechs speak some English and 12% are considered fluent. German and Russian are common second languages amongst older Czechs.
Business Language(s): Mostly Czech. English translators are available for complex business negotiations.
Religion: Predominately without religion (68% of the population). 92% of the religious population is Christian, including 83% Catholic and 9% Protestant.

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Prague

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Czech Crown (CZK)

Country Overview

Area: 78,871 km²
Type of State: The Czech Republic is a parliamentary, democratic and pluralist republic.
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*: 0.870/1
HDI (World Rank): 28/188

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.

Telecommunication

Telephone Code:
To call from the Czech Republic, dial 00
To call 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
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

 
Foreign Trade Indicators 20182019202020212022
Imports of Goods (million USD) 184,659179,039171,100211,972236,276
Exports of Goods (million USD) 202,238199,128191,911226,564241,931
Imports of Services (million USD) 25,10625,82921,53924,60229,799
Exports of Services (million USD) 30,62730,44926,00029,68233,641

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.

 

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