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Central Europe, Southwest of Germany

Country Fact Sheet
Capital Prague
Surface 78,866 sq km
Currency Czech Koruna (CZK)
GDP Purchasing power parity - $273.7 billion
GDP/Capita (PPP)-26,800
Language Czech
Religion Roman Catholic, Protestant and Unaffiliated

parliamentary democracy, the President is Vaclav Klaus

Time Zone GMT +2 hour hours GMT
Telecom Code +420

International Airport in Prague which is Ruzyne

Driving Must have International driving permit and a valid driving licence
Electrical 230 Volts. International AC outlet adapters do not convert electric current
Political Climate
Population 10220911 people

At the beginning of the 20th century Bohemia was a part of Austrian Empire. After World War I in 1918 Czechoslovakia declared its independence. The new republic had three parts: Bohemia, Moravia and Slovakia. The popular Tomas Garigue Masaryk became the first president.

In October 1938 the Nazis occupied the Sudetenland, with the acquiescence of Britain and France, after the infamous Munich Agreement. In March 1939 Germany occupied Bohemia and Moravia. Slovakia proclaimed independence as a Nazi puppet state.
After World War II in 1945 Czechoslovakia was re-established as an independent state. In the 1946 elections, the Communists became the largest party with 36% of the popular vote and formed coalition government.

In 1948 the Communist staged coup d'etat and Czechoslovakia became a communist country. In the 1960s Czechoslovakia enjoyed a gradual liberalization under the reformist general secretary of the Czechoslovak Communist Party, Alexander Dubcek. But this short period was crushed by a Soviet invasion in August 1968.

In 1969 the orthodox Gustav Husak replaced the reformist Dubcek and Czechoslovakia stayed a communist country under the Soviet influence. The communist government resignated in November 1989 after a week of demonstrations known as the Velvet Revolution. The popular Vaclav Havel was elected president of the republic. At the end of 1992 Czechoslovakia split into Czech Republic (Bohemia and Moravia) and Slovak Republic (Slovakia). This peaceful splitting is called the Velvet Divorce. Twelve years later, on May 1, 2004 Czech Republic became a part of the European Union.

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