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Capital: Prague


Total Population: 10,566,332
Natural Increase: 0.2%
Density: 137 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 73.0%
Population of main cities: Prague (1,259,079); Brno (377,440); Ostrava (294,200); Pilsen (169,033); Olomouc (99,809)
Ethnic Origins: Over 90% Czech, with 4% Moravian, 2% Slovak and 4% 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.
National Currency: Czech Crown (CZK)
Exchange rate (average of the last 30 days):
1 CZK = 0.0388 EUR

Country Overview

Area: 78,870 km²
Type of State: Republic state based on parliamentary democracy.
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.


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 20122013201420152016
Imports of Goods (million USD) 141,412144,259154,375140,479142,215
Exports of Goods (million USD) 157,041162,274175,095158,164162,797
Imports of Services (million USD) 20,28820,85722,45619,76719,777
Exports of Services (million USD) 24,31424,57825,20222,83823,759

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, 2017


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