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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.

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Czechia Tourism Information…

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The Best of the Czechia…

Bohemia
The Highlands
Moravia

Here is a list of some of the most interesting and visited places. Cities or areas listed will always have more than just one thing see and do. With the popular cities or areas we list some of the best known, which should go on everyone’s, must see list when they visit.  

Brno
Cesky Krumlov
Karlovy Vary
Olomouc
Ostrava
Pilsen
Prague Charles Bridge
Lobkowicz Palace
New Town
Municipal House Hall
Powder Tower
 Prague Old Town Square
Stare Mesto
Town Hall Clock
Spanish Synagogue
Petrin Hill
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral
Terezin
St. Barbara Cathedral -Kutna Hora

  

 

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Czechia Country Information…

Capital:

Prague

Largest City:

Prague

Government:

parliamentary democracy

Currency:

Czech crown (CZK) – “koruna”

Area:

total: 78,866 km² ranked 116th water: 2%

Climate:

Temperate; humid and overcast; mild, windy winters and cool summers

Population:

10,644,842 (July 2016 est.) ranked 87th

Language:

Czech (official) 95.4%, Slovak 1.6%, other 3% (2011 census)

Ethnic Groups:

Czech 64.3%, Moravian 5%, Slovak 1.4%, other 1.8%, unspecified 27.5% (2011 est.)

Religion:

Roman Catholic 10.4%, Protestant (includes Czech Brethren and Hussite) 1.1%, other and unspecified 54%, none 34.5% (2011 est.)

Electricity:

230V, 50Hz (European plug C,E)

Telephone Code:

+420

Local Emergency Phone Number:

Ambulance: 112, 155; Fire: 150; Police: 158

Internet TLD:

.cz

Time Zone:

CET (UTC+1) daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March, ends last Sunday in October

Road Driving Side:

Right

Anthem:

“Kde domov müj?” (Where is my home)

Motto:

“Pravda vîtezí (Truth Prevails)

President:

Miloš Zeman

Prime Minister:

Andrej Babis

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Holidays and Observances in Czechia in 2021

Date NameType
Jan 1FridayNew Year’s DayNational holiday
Jan 1FridayRestoration of the Czech Independence DayNational holiday
Feb 14SundaySt. Valentine’s DayObservance
Feb 17WednesdayCarnival / Ash WednesdayChristian
Mar 8MondayInternational Women’s DayObservance
Mar 20SaturdayMarch EquinoxSeason
Mar 28SundayPalm SundayChristian
Apr 1ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian
Apr 2FridayGood FridayNational holiday
Apr 3SaturdayHoly SaturdayChristian
Apr 4SundayEaster SundayChristian
Apr 5MondayEaster MondayNational holiday
May 1SaturdayLabor Day / May DayNational holiday
May 8SaturdayVictory in Europe DayNational holiday
May 9SundayMother’s DayObservance
May 13ThursdayAscension DayChristian
May 23SundayWhit SundayChristian
May 24MondayWhit MondayChristian
May 30SundayTrinityChristian
Jun 1TuesdayChildren’s DayObservance
Jun 20SundayFather’s DayObservance
Jun 21MondayJune SolsticeSeason
Jul 5MondayDay of Saints Cyril and MethodiusNational holiday
Jul 6TuesdayJan Hus DayNational holiday
Sep 22WednesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Sep 28TuesdaySt. Wenceslas DayNational holiday
Oct 28ThursdayIndependent Czechoslovak State DayNational holiday
Nov 17WednesdayStruggle for Freedom and Democracy DayNational holiday
Dec 21TuesdayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 24FridayChristmas EveNational holiday
Dec 25SaturdayChristmas DayNational holiday
Dec 26SundaySt. Stephen’s DayNational holiday