Quick Facts

  • Formerly known as Bohemia
  • Location:  Central Europe, between Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Austria
  • Area:  78,867 sq. km. (slightly smaller than South Carolina)
  • Population – 10,162,921
  • Capital:  Prague – 1,276 million
  • Climate –  Temperate Continental with hot summer and cold snowy winters
  • Terrain:  Bohemia in the west consists of rolling plains, hills and plateaus surrounded by mountains;  Moravia in the east consists of very hilly country
  • Nationality:  Czechs
  • Ethnic Groups:  Czechs 63.7%, Moravian 4.9%, Slovak 1.4%, other 30%
  • Language:  Czech 95.4%, Slovak 1.6%, other
  • Religions:  Roman Catholic 10.3%, Protestant .8%, other 54.6%, none 34.2%
  • Literacy:  88.2% – school life expectancy – 15 yrs.
  • Economy:  a stable prosperous market economy.  Auto industry is the largest single industry.  This industry and its suppliers account for 24% of manufacturing.
  • Current weather conditions –  www.weather.com
  • Tips for Travel in country – www.travel.state.gov
  • Currency exchange rates –  www.xe.com

 

Government in Power

A parliamentary Republic

President Milos Zemar

Prime minister – Petr Necas – elected by popular vote March 2013

Head of Government:  Prime Minister Petr Necas – appointed by the President
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Healthcare Statistics

  • Life expectancy:  77.56 years
  • Health expenditures:  7.9% of GDP
  • Infant mortality rate – 3.67/1000
  • Physician density ratio – 3.67/1000
  • Hospital bed density ratio – 7.1/1000
  • Obesity:  32.7% – adult prevalence rate
  • Universal Health coverage with mandatory health insurance
  • Infectious diseae Updates:  http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.htm

 

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