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Countries of the World: Czech Republic
Resources about Czech Republic including maps, facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, and economy.

Economy of Czech Republic Nominal GDP (2009 est.): $194.8 billion. GDP per capita: $18,557. Annual GDP growth rate (2009): -4.3%. Natural resources: Coal, coke, timber, lignite, uranium, magnesite. Agriculture: Products--wheat, rye, oats, corn, barley, hops, potatoes, sugar beets, fruit, hogs, cattle, horses, poultry. Industry: Types--motor vehicles, machinery and equipment, iron, steel, cement, sheet glass, armaments, chemicals, ceramics, wood, paper products, and footwear. Trade (2009): Exports--$136.7 billion: motor vehicles, machinery, iron, steel, chemicals, raw materials, consumer goods. Imports--$141.6 billion (est.). Trading partners-- Germany (32%), Slovakia, Poland, France, Austria, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia, U.K., China, United States.

Geography of Czech Republic Area: 78,864 sq. kilometers; about the size of Virginia. Cities: Capital--Prague (pop. 1.21 million). Other cities-- Brno (367,000), Ostrava (310,000), Plzen (163,000). Terrain: Low mountains to the north and south, hills in the west. Climate: Temperate.

Government of Czech Republic Type: Parliamentary republic. Independence: The Czech Republic was established January 1, 1993 (former Czechoslovak state established 1918). Constitution: Signed December 16, 1992. Branches: Executive--president (chief of state), prime minister (head of government), cabinet. Legislative--Chamber of Deputies, Senate. Judicial--Supreme Court, Constitutional Court. Political parties (May 2010 election): Civic Democratic Party (ODS), 53 seats; Czech Social Democratic Party (CSSD), 56 seats; Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSCM), 26 seats; Public Affairs (VV), 24 seats; TOP 09, 41 seats. Suffrage: Universal at 18. Administrative subdivisions: Two regions--Bohemia and Moravia; 13 administrative districts and Prague.

Map of Czech Republic This Map of Czech Republic shows the borders of the country, as well as rivers, and cities including Prague the capital of Czech Republic. (Maps from the U.S. State Department)

Official Name of Czech Republic The Official Name of Czech Republic is the Czech Republic. (Facts from the U.S. State Department)

People of Czech Republic Nationality: Noun and adjective--Czech(s). Population (2009 est.): 10.5 million. Annual population growth rate: 0.1%. Ethnic groups: Czech (94% or 9.6 million); Slovak (193,000); Roma (200,000); Silesian (11,000); Polish (52,000); German (39,000); Ukrainian (22,000); and Vietnamese (40,000). Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant. Language: Czech. Education: Literacy--99.8%. Health: Life expectancy--males 73.34 yrs., females 79.7 yrs. Work force (5.23 million, International Monetary Fund est.): Industry, construction, and commerce--40%; government and other services--56%; agriculture--4%.

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