The Czech Republic - Facts and Information
Name (local): Ceska Republika
Member of European Union: Yes, 2004
International Dialing Code: +420
Capital City: Prague
National Tourist Office: Czech Republic Tourism
Foreign Embassies in Czech Republic: Australia | Canada | U.K. | U.S.
Embassies and Visa Information: In Australia | In Canada | In the U.K. | In the U.S.
Nationality: Noun - Czech(s), Adjective - Czech
Government Type: Parliamentary democracy
Ethnic Groups: Czech 81.2%, Moravian 13.2%, Slovak 3.1%, Polish 0.6%, German 0.5%, Silesian 0.4%, Roma 0.3%, Hungarian 0.2%, other 0.5% (1991)
Religions: Roman Catholic 39.2%, Protestant 4.6%, Orthodox 3%, other 13.4%, atheist 39.8%
Monetary Unit: 1 koruna (Kc) = 100 halers
Area: 78,866 sq km – slightly smaller than South Carolina
Climate: Temperate; cool summers; cold, cloudy, humid winters
Population: 10,246,178 (July 2004 est.)
Sex Ratio: 0.95 male(s)/female (2004 est.)
Median Age: 38.6 years, male 36.9 years, female 40.5 years (2004 est.)
Life Expectancy: 75.78 years, male 72.52 years, female 79.24 years (2004 est.)
Population Growth Rate: -0.05% (2004 est.)
Net Migration Rate: 0.97 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Unemployment Rate: 9.9% (2003)
Gross National Income: US$6,740 (2003, World Bank)
Export Commodities: Machinery and transport equipment 44%, intermediate manufactures 25%, chemicals 7%, raw materials and fuel 7% (2000)
Export Partners: Germany 37.1%, Slovakia 8%, Austria 6.3%, UK 5.4%, Poland 4.8%, France 4.7%, Italy 4.5%, Netherlands 4.1% (2003 est.)
Import Commodities: Machinery and transport equipment 40%, intermediate manufactures 21%, raw materials and fuels 13%, chemicals 11% (2000)
Import Partners: Germany 32.6%, Italy 5.3%, China 5.2%, Slovakia 5.2%, France 4.9%, Russia 4.6%, Austria 4.3%, Poland 4.2% (2003 est.)
Natural Resources: Hard coal, soft coal, kaolin, clay, graphite, timber
Public Television: Czech TV
Public Radio: Czech Radio
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