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78,864 square kilometres

Neighbouring Countries:
Germany, Poland, Austria, Slovakia

Length of State Border:
2,303 kilometres

10,300,000 inhabitants

Prague (1,2 milion inhabitants)

Administrative Language:

Predominantly Roman Catholic (39,2 %), nondenominational (39,7 %)

Temperate, four seasons, a mix of ocean and inland climate, changeable winters, warm summers. The average daily temperature in January, the coldest of winter months is about 2 o C, in July, the warmest month, about 20 o C.

Political System:
Parliamentary republic

Czech crown - CZK (Kc), 1 CZK = 100 haleru; coins: 50 haleru and 1, 2, 5, 20 and 50 CZK; banknotes: 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000 and 5000 CZK

Time Zone:
Central European Time (CET), from April to October - summertime (GMT + 1, GMT + 2)

Important Telephone Numbers:
Emergency calls: 112; Police: 158; Fire Brigade: 150; Ambulance: 155

State and Public Holidays:
January 1st - Independent Czech State Renewal Day, New Year
Variable - Easter Monday
May 1st - Labour Day
May 8th - National Holiday - Liberation Day (1945)
July 5th - National Holiday - Cyril and Methodius Day - the Slavic Christianity Day
July 6th - National Holiday - Master John Hus burning at the stake (1415)
September 28th - National Holiday - Czech Statehood Day
October 28th - National Holiday - Independent Czechoslovak State Proclamation Day (1918)
November 17th -National Holiday - Day of Fight for Freedom and Democracy
December 24th - Christmas Eve
December 25th - Christmas Day
December 26th - St. Stephen`s Day
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Brendan from Usa (United States) - MA 04/2010
Click on live support online hopefully he will be online at the time u ask.
Yahaya from Ghana 02/2010
I am not sure what is the country's official language. It is very important.
Liz from Australia 02/2010
Could you please advise me how the Public Holidays will effect our travels in Prague as we will be arriving on the 3rd of July and departing on the 6th of July hoping to travel by train to Salzburg? Could you please email me regarding the impact these Public Holidays will have. Thank you.
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