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Location: Central Europe, between Poland in the north, Germany in the northwest and west, Austria in the south and Slovakia in the east.
Capital: Prague
Population: 10,300,000
Total Area: 79,000 sq km
People per
sq km:
Language: Czech and Slovak
Currency: Korun or Koruna, Kc
(1 Kc = 100 haleru)

Did you know that Prague was once the capital of Europe? This was when King Charles IV was on the throne (1346-1378) - he was also King of Bohemia, and Holy Roman Emperor.

The highest point in the Czech Republic is Snezka, a mountain that reaches 1,602 metres, or 5,222 feet.

On a clear day you can see the Eiffel Tower in Paris on the horizon from many parts of Prague!

Did you know that Good King Wenceslas IV ruled the Czech kingdom? This was in the fifteenth century.

The forests in the Czech Republic are the most adversely affected by acid rain in the whole of Europe. This is because of the amount of coal that is burned nearby.

75% of people in the Czech Republic live in urban areas.

The Czech people are descended from Slavic tribes from the fifth century AD.

About a third of the countryside is forest, and there are more than 400 lakes.

Prague has one of the oldest universities in Europe, the Charles University, named after Charles IV who founded it in 1348.

There are currently 15,000-18,000 Jewish people living in the Czech Republic. Most live in Prague.

40% of the Czech land is farmland. They grow crops like wheat, barley, corn, sugar beet, potatoes, flax and hops (for the famous beer).

When a Czech person is counting on their fingers, they will also include their toes: so they have 20 fingers!

The Czech language is pretty tricky for those who don't speak it. Many Czechs speak English - especially in the cities. 'Thank you' is 'dekuji' (pronounced d'-e'kwee-ee); 'yes' is 'ano', or sometimes 'no'! (pronounced AW-no); and 'no' is 'ne' (pronounced neh).

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