30,450 sq mi (78,866 sq km)
Population (2009 est.):
Capital and largest city (2003 est.):
Prague - 1,378,700 (metro. area)
Other large cities:
Brno - 376,400; Ostrava - 317,700; Plzen - 164,900; Olomouc - 102,900
Roman Catholic 27%, Protestant 2%, none 59%
GMT+1; DST: GMT+2 (from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October)
AC 230V/50Hz; European plugs with two round pins are the standard
The Czech Republic is a landlocked country in Central Europe, bordering Germany to the west, Poland to the north, Slovakia to the south-east and Austria to the south.
There are two main historic regions in the Czech Republic: Bohemia, occupying the west part of the country, and Moravia in the east. The country has also a part of the region of Silesia at the Polish border in the northeast.
The Czech Republic lies on the boundary line of two mountain ranges - the Krkonose (part of the Sudetes, with the country's highest peak Snezka at 1,602 m (5,256 ft), on the Polish border) and the West Carpathian Mountains (Beskydy) in the eastern part of the country.
With no coastline and no beach resorts to offer, Czech Republic still manages to be one of the most popular European destinations for visitors from around the world.
Country's main attractions include numerous medieval towns and castles, scenic national parks, elegant spa resorts or over 10 UNESCO World Heritage sites. The number one attraction is the capital city of Prague - one of the world’s most beautiful and cultured cities.
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