Introduction

Summary

Landlocked republic in Central Europe. Member of the EU.

Cities

Capital: Prague

Population

10.6 million

International Country Code

CZ

Language(s)

Czech

Religion

Roman Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox

Literacy Rate

99%

Emergency Services

European emergency number — 112. Other numbers are: Police — 158; Fire – 150; Ambulance – 155.

Weights and Measures

Metric system

Electricity Supply

230V, 5Hz

International Direct Dialling Code

00 420

Time

1 hour ahead of GMT.

Public Holidays

DateHoliday NameObservance
01 Jan 2019New Year's Day
19 Apr 2019Good FridayEaster
22 Apr 2019Easter MondayEaster
01 May 2019May Day
08 May 2019Liberation Day
05 Jul 2019Saints Cyril and Methodius' Day
06 Jul 2019Jan Hus Day
28 Sep 2019Czech Statehood Day
28 Oct 2019Independence Day
17 Nov 2019Freedom and Democracy Day
24 Dec 2019Christmas Eve
25 Dec 2019Christmas Day
26 Dec 2019Second Day of Christmas

Economy

The Czech economy was one of the EU’s best performers in 2017, with broad-based growth of nearly 4.5% and an unemployment rate of 2.8%, one of the lowest rates in the EU.

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