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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's Most Popular Sights...

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

Flag_of_the_Czech_RepublicRegions of the Czech Republic …

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Central Bohemian
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Hradec Králové
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Karlovy Vary
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Liberec
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Moravia-Silesia
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Olomouc
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Pardubice
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Plzeň
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Prague
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South Bohemia
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South Moravia
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Ústi nad Labem
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Vysocina
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Zlin
   

 
Country Information...
 
Capital Prague
Largest City Prague
Government parliamentary democracy
Currency Czech crown (CZK) – “koruna”
Area total: 78,866 km² ranked 116th water: 2%
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)
Country code +420
Internet TLD .cz
Time Zone /Summer UTC + 1 (winter time) UTC+2 (summer time)
Drives on the Right
Anthem “Kde domov müj?” (Where is my home)
Motto “Pravda vîtezí (Truth Prevails)
President Miloš Zeman
Prime Minister Andrej Babis
Holidays and Observances in Czechia in 2020
Date   Name Type
Jan 1 Wednesday New Year’s Day National holiday
Jan 1 Wednesday Restoration of the Czech Independence Day National holiday
Feb 14 Friday St. Valentine’s Day Observance
Feb 26 Wednesday Carnival / Ash Wednesday Christian
Mar 8 Sunday International Women’s Day Observance
Mar 20 Friday March Equinox Season
Apr 5 Sunday Palm Sunday Christian
Apr 9 Thursday Maundy Thursday Christian
Apr 10 Friday Good Friday National holiday
Apr 11 Saturday Holy Saturday Christian
Apr 12 Sunday Easter Sunday Christian
Apr 13 Monday Easter Monday National holiday
May 1 Friday Labor Day / May Day National holiday
May 8 Friday Victory in Europe Day National holiday
May 10 Sunday Mother’s Day Observance
May 21 Thursday Ascension Day Christian
May 31 Sunday Whit Sunday Christian
Jun 1 Monday Whit Monday Christian
Jun 1 Monday Children’s Day Observance
Jun 7 Sunday Trinity Christian
Jun 20 Saturday June Solstice Season
Jun 21 Sunday Father’s Day Observance
Jul 5 Sunday Saints Cyril and Methodius National holiday
Jul 6 Monday Jan Hus Day National holiday
Sep 22 Tuesday September Equinox Season
Sep 28 Monday St. Wenceslas Day National holiday
Oct 28 Wednesday Independent Czechoslovak State Day National holiday
Nov 17 Tuesday Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day National holiday
Dec 21 Monday December Solstice Season
Dec 24 Thursday Christmas Eve National holiday
Dec 25 Friday Christmas Day National holiday
Dec 26 Saturday St. Stephen’s Day National holiday