Czech Republic is situated in central Europe.
Czech Republic borders with: Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Poland.
The area of the Czech Republic is 78 866 square km. Prague is 496 square km.
The approximate population of Czech Republic is 10.5 million inhabitants. Prague has population close to 1.3 million inhabitants.
Official language is Czech language. English and German is widely spoken. Time zone is Central European time zone - GMT+1, in summer - GMT+2. Climate of Prague is mild continental climate. Hot summers, cold (winters average temperature minus 0,9°C, summer average season - July 19,0°C)
Electrical voltage is 230 V - 50/60 Hz.
Currency is Czech crown - symbol "Kc" or international symbol "CZK". Exchange rates: 42Kc for 1 British Pound, 23 Kc for 1 USD$ and 28 Kc for 1 EUR.
Location - 50°05'N and 14°27'E - centre of the Czech Republic
Public transport : metro, tram, bus
River : Vltava
Elevation : 180 - 399 m above see level
European Union member: Yes, since 1st May 2004
Euro currency in use: No, estimated in 2012
Country international calling code: 420
Safety: Low rate of violent crime, higher rate of petty crime like car theft and pick pocketing.
Government: Parliamentary democracy with president as the head of state and prime minister as the head of government
Historical centre: Old Town (Stare Mesto), Lesser Town (Mala Strana), Prague Castle (Hradcany), New Town (Nove Mesto), Vysehrad
Administrative division: 22 administrative areas
Major industries: fuels, ferrous metallurgy, machinery and equipment, coal, motor vehicles, glass, armaments.
Religion: Atheist 39.8 percent, Roman Catholic 39.2 percent, Protestant 4.6 percent, Orthodox 3 percent, other 13.4 percent
Ethnic groups: Czech 94.4 percent, Slovak 3 percent, Polish 0.6 percent, German 0.5 percent, Gypsy 0.3 percent, Hungarian 0.2 percent, other 1 percent