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About Czechia in detail
Where is Czechia?
Czechia, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 50 05 N 14 28 E otherwise in Europe, in Central Europe, between Germany, Poland, Slovakia, and Austria.
What is the capital city of Czechia?
The capital city of Czechia is: Prague.
What is the time in Prague?
It is 6 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of Prague is: UTC+1.
What is the Internet code for Czechia?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Czechia is: .cz
What is the size of Czechia?
The territory of Czechia is total: 78,867 sq km; land: 77,247 sq km, water: 1,620 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Czechia is slightly smaller than South Carolina.
If we would like to walk around and discover Czechia, we can do that by covering a distance of total: 2,143 km.
What is the water coverage of Czechia?
We have already mentioned on this website, that what percentage of Czechia is covered by water (see below), and this includes 0 km (landlocked country) coastline.
What is the climate like in Czechia?
The climate of Czechia is temperate: cool summers: cold, cloudy, humid winters.
Geographical data of Czechia
The elevation of Czechia; mean elevation: 433 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Labe (Elbe) River 115 m, highest point: Snezka 1,602 m.
The typical geographical details of Czechia include Bohemia in the west consists of rolling plains, hills, and plateaus surrounded by low mountains; Moravia in the east consists of very hilly country.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Czechia is landlocked country; strategically located astride some of oldest and most significant land routes in Europe; Moravian Gate is a traditional military corridor between the North European Plain and the Danube in central Europe.
Resources and land use of Czechia
The country’s main mined products are hard coal, soft coal, kaolin, clay, graphite, timber, arable land. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 54.8%; arable land 41%; permanent crops 1%; permanent pasture 12.8%; forest: 34.4%; other: 10.8% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Czechia
The number of inhabitants of Czechia is 10,644,842 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of the population distribution, it is safe to say that a fairly even distribution throughout most of the country, but the northern and eastern regions tend to have larger urban concentrations.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 73% of the total population (2015).
Most of the population in Czechia is concentrated in PRAGUE (capital) 1.314 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Czechia
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Czech 64.3%, Moravian 5%, Slovak 1.4%, other 1.8%, unspecified 27.5% (2011 estimate).
Spoken languages in Czechia
The spoken languages in Czechia are the following: Czech (official language) 95.4%, Slovak 1.6%, other 3% (2011 census).
What are the most important religions in Czechia?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Roman Catholic 10.4%, Protestant (includes Czech Brethren and Hussite) 1.1%, other and unspecified 54%, none 34.5% (2011 estimate).
Further population data of Czechia
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 15.09% (male 826,005 / female 782,470) 15-24 years: 9.89% (male 542,433 / female 511,941) 25-54 years: 43.79% (male 2,396,550 / female 2,271,974) 55-64 years: 12.73% (male 658,784 / female 698,782) 65 years and over: 18.5% (male 817,550 / female 1,154,443) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Czechia is 0.14% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Czechia the birth rate is 9.5 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 10.4 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so childbearing is extended. In Czechia, the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best-case scenario, although the birth of the children postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as life expectancy also extended. In the case of Czechia, these figures are. With the introduction of modern medicine, vaccinations, and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Czechia are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 7.4% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Czechia
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Czechia is a stable and prosperous market economy that is closely integrated with the EU, especially since the country’s EU accession in 2004. The auto industry is the largest single industry, and, together with its upstream suppliers, accounts for nearlyWhile the conservative, inward-looking Czech financial system has remained relatively healthy, the small, open, export-driven Czech economy remains sensitive to changes in the economic performance of its main export markets, especially Germany. When WesteForeign and domestic businesses alike voice concerns about corruption, especially in public procurement. Other long term challenges include dealing with a rapidly aging population, funding an unsustainable pension and health care system, and diversifying.
GDP is a prominent figure, as all the relevant calculations and statistics based on it. GDP in Czechia is $193.5 billion (2015 estimate).
Another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Czechia is 2.5% (2016 estimate) 4.5% (2015 estimate) 2.7% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy; remember in 2015, when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Czechia this is $33,200 (2016 estimate) $32,500 (2015 estimate) $31,200 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Czechia produces?
The main agricultural products of Czechia are wheat, potatoes, sugar beets, hops, fruit; pigs, poultry.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are motor vehicles, metallurgy, machinery and equipment, glass, armaments. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on motor vehicles, metallurgy, machinery and equipment, glass, armaments.
Drinking water source in Czechia
It is important to mention, that – thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 100% of the population, rural: 100% of the population, total: 100% of the population. Unimproved: urban: 0% of the population, rural: 0% of the population, total: 0% of the population (2015 estimate).
The average number of childbirth in Czechia
In Czechia, the average number of delivery is 1.45 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Czechia
The average age of the population is total: 41.7 years; male: 40.4 years, female: 43 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Czechia it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age, when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Czechia is 2.3 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of the Czech Republic. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.
Is Czechia a safe destination? Healthcare services and infectious diseases in Czechia
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and infectious diseases of their destinations. In Czechia density of the hospital beds is 6.8 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Czechia the N/A.
However, HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Czechia the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate of obese adults in Czechia is 29.1% (2014).
What are the natural hazards in Czechia? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Czechia are flooding.
More interesting facts about Czechia
A few words about the past, as every country and society, is connected to its history; At the close of World War I, the Czechs and Slovaks of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire merged to form Czechoslovakia. During the interwar years, having rejected a federal system, the new country’s predominantly Czech leaders were frequently preoccupied with meeting the increasingly strident demands of other ethnic minorities within the republic, most notably the Slovaks, the Sudeten Germans, and the Ruthenians (Ukrainians). On the eve of World War II, Nazi Germany occupied the territory that today comprises Czechia, and Slovakia became an independent state allied with Germany. After the war, a reunited but truncated Czechoslovakia (less Ruthenia) 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 rule and create “socialism with a human face,” ushering in a period of repression known as “normalization.” The peaceful “Velvet Revolution” swept the Communist Party from power at the end of 1989 and inaugurated a return to democratic rule and a market economy. On 1 January 1993, the country underwent a nonviolent “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. The country changed its short-form name to Czechia in 2016.
In every nation’s memory, some cornerstones placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Czechia: 1 January 1993 (Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia); note – although 1 January is the day the Czech Republic came into being, the Czechs commemorate 28 October 1918, the day the former Czechoslovakia declared its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, as their independence day.
The flag and other symbols of Czechia
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, two equal horizontal bands of white (top) and red with a blue isosceles triangle based on the hoist side. Note: is identical to the flag of the former Czechoslovakia.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of national unity is the national anthem. The primary purpose of the anthem is to share the nation’s core values, endeavors, and patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Czechia: double-tailed lion; national colors: white, red, blue.
Constitution of Czechia
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Czechia?
Most of the time, the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Czechia is new civil code enacted in 2014, replacing civil code of 1964 – based on former Austro-Hungarian civil codes and socialist theory – and reintroducing former Czech legal terminology.
It was Aristotle who founded the Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined the way we still use them. In most democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Czechia, we can highlight the following structures bicameral Parliament or Parlament consists of the Senate or Senat (81 seats; members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by absolute majority vote in two rounds if needed; members serve 6-year terms with one-third of the membership renewed every 2 years) and the Chamber of Deputies or Poslanecka Snemovna (200 seats; members directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote; members serve 4-year terms)elections: Senate – last held in two rounds on 7-8 and 14-15 October 2016 (next to be held in October 2018); Chamber of Deputies – last held on 25-26 October 2013 (next to be held in 2017)election results: Senate – percent of vote by party – NA; seats by party as of 15 October 2016 – CSSD 25, KDU-CSL 14, ODS 9, ANO 2011 7, STAN 5, SZ 4, TOP 09 2, SLK 2, S.cz. 2, KSCM 1, Nestranici 1, Citizens Together 1, SsCR 1, Pirate 1, Patriotic Citizens 1, Movement for Prague 1, SPO 1, Ostravak 1, independent 2; Chamber of Deputies – percent of vote by party – CSSD 20.5%, ANO 2011 18.7%, KSCM 14.9%, TOP 09 12%, ODS 7.7%, Usvit 6.9%, KDU-CSL 6.8% other 12.5%; seats by party – CSSD 50, ANO 2011 47, KSCM 33, TOP 09 + STAN 26, ODS 16, KDU-CSL 14, Usvit 8, independent 6.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Czechia
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of unemployment rate. Still, as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Czechia the labor force is 5.494 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Czechia is total: 2.6 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 2.8 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 2.5 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) – as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Czechia is 5.6% (2016 estimate).
Widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population.
In Czechia, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 1.5% highest 10%: 29.1% (2012 estimate).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index named after its founder Corrado Gini, an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one of the criteria concentrated on the territory. In Czechia, the GINI index is .24,9 (2012).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less, is a subjective measure. It varies by country; its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the most deficient 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Czechia, the people living under the poverty line are the lowest 10%: 1.5% highest 10%: 29.1% (2012 estimate).
About the budget and central governments debt of Czechia
The available budget mainly defines the state’s economy. The budget of Czechia is; revenues: $73.74 billion, expenditures: $74.75 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 38.1% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Czechia is the calendar year.
In the country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state’s local, federal, and central government debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Czechia
A few further interesting and relevant economic data are the following; Inflation rate: 0.5% (2016 estimate), 0.3% (2015 estimate), and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 4.2% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Czechia
Czechia, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Czechia is: $141.7 billion (2016 estimate), $131 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: machinery and transport equipment, raw materials, fuel, chemicals.
The most important export partners of Czechia are the Germany 32.4%, Slovakia 9%, Poland 5.8%, UK 5.3%, France 5.1%, Austria 4.1% (2015).
The most important imported products are machinery and transport equipment, raw materials and fuels, chemicals, and the countries from where the import is coming: Germany 30%, Poland 9%, China 8.3%, Slovakia 6.6%, Netherlands 5%, Austria 4.1% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Czechia
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies have to replace fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Czechia, the indicator of how much of the country’s produced energy coming from the hydroelectric source, is 5.3% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy produced is 14.6% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Czechia, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Czechia; good telephone and Internet service; competition among the three major mobile phone services has driven down pricesdomestic: access to the fixed-line telephone network expanded throughout the 1990s, but the number of fixed line connections has been dropping since then; mobile telephone usage increased sharply beginning in the mid-1990s, and the number of cellular telephone subsinternational: country code – 420; satellite earth stations – 6 (2 Intersputnik – Atlantic and Indian Ocean regions, 1 Intelsat, 1 Eutelsat, 1 Inmarsat, 1 Globalstar) (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Czechia
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Czechia: 128 (2013), and the number of heliports: 1 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Czechia: total: 130,661 km (includes urban roads)paved: 130,661 km (includes 730 km of expressways) (2011).
The total length of the waterways in Czechia: 664 km (principally on Elbe, Vltava, Oder, and other navigable rivers, lakes, and canals) (2010).
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Facts & data about Czechia
Name of the country: conventional long form: Czech Republic, conventional short form: Czechia, local long form: Ceska republika, local short form: Cesko, etymology: name derives from the Czechs, a West Slavic tribe who rose to prominence in the late 9th century A.D.
|Abbrevation: Czechia||Geographic coordinates:
49 45 N, 15 30 E
|Country location: Europe|
|Capital of Czechia: Prague||GPS of the Capital:
50 05 N 14 28 E
|Position: Central Europe, between Germany, Poland, Slovakia, and Austria|
|Land area: total: 78,867 sq km; land: 77,247 sq km, water: 1,620 sq km||Terrain: Bohemia in the west consists of rolling plains, hills, and plateaus surrounded by low mountains; Moravia in the east consists of very hilly country
||Area comparative: slightly smaller than South Carolina|
|Population: 10,644,842 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 0.14% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.06 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.06 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.06 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.94 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.7 male(s) / female, total population: 0.97 male(s) / female (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $141.7 billion (2016 estimate), $131 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $132.4 billion (2016 estimate), $122.5 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: Germany 30%, Poland 9%, China 8.3%, Slovakia 6.6%, Netherlands 5%, Austria 4.1% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 73% of the total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): PRAGUE (capital) 1.314 million (2015)||Median age: total: 41.7 years; male: 40.4 years, female: 43 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 8.654 million. Percent of the population: 81.3% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 1,949,800. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 18 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 13.925 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 131 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 5.6% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Czech(s) adjective: Czech||National holidays: Czechoslovak Founding Day, 28 October (1918)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 78.6 years. Male: 75.7 years, female: 81.8 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.45 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 9.5 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: N/A. Total population: 99%; male: 99%, female: 99% (2011 estimate)||Legal system: new civil code enacted in 2014, replacing civil code of 1964 – based on former Austro-Hungarian civil codes and socialist theory – and reintroducing former Czech legal terminology||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: motor vehicles, metallurgy, machinery and equipment, glass, armaments||Industrial production growth rate: 2.8% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 2.5% (2016 estimate) 4.5% (2015 estimate) 2.7% (2014 estimate)|
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