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Learn more about Czech Republic.
Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic
Population: 10,246,178 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Prague
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An Introduction to Czech Republic
Following the First World War, the closely related Czechs and Slovaks of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire merged to form Czechoslovakia. During the interwar years, the new country's leaders were frequently preoccupied with meeting the demands of other ethnic minorities within the republic, most notably the Sudeten Germans and the Ruthenians (Ukrainians). After World War II, a truncated Czechoslovakia fell within the Soviet sphere of influence. 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." Anti-Soviet demonstrations the following year ushered in a period of harsh repression. With the collapse of Soviet authority in 1989, Czechoslovakia regained its freedom through a peaceful "Velvet Revolution." On 1 January 1993, the country underwent a "velvet divorce" into its two national components, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Czech Republic joined NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004.

Czech Republic map

Map of Czech Republic ( Location ) : 49 45 N, 15 30 E, Central Europe, southeast of Germany. For additional reports and educational information specific to Czech Republic, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Czech Flag
Two equal horizontal bands of white (top) and red with a blue isosceles triangle based on the hoist side (identical to the flag of the former Czechoslovakia).

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Czech Republic.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • -0.05%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 72.52 yrs - Male
    • 79.24 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 3.626 million (2003)

Televisions:
    • 3,405,834 (2000)

Radios:
    • 3,159,134 (2000)

Internet Code:
    • .cz

Did you know ... People from Czech Republic are called Czechs
 

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Data Source: Central Intelligence Agency 2004 World Factbook