Czech Republic Travel Overview

Czech Republic Travel Overview

Important facts

Capital: Prague

Official language: Czech

Currency: Crown 1CZK = 0.04EUR

Continent: Eastern Europe

Vacation in the Czech Republic

According to Countryaah, the Czech Republic (Czech Česká republika) borders Germany in the west and northwest, Poland in the north, Slovakia in the east and Austria in the south.

The Czech Republic traditionally comprises the three historical countries of Bohemia, Moravia and Czech Silesia. The official language is Czech, for the tax authorities it is also Slovak.

Important facts

Alternative name: Czech Republic

Capital: Prague

Official language: Czech

Currency

Currency (sub-unit)

Crown (100 haleru)

ISO 4217 code

CZK / 203

Geography

Continent: Europe

Region: east

Geo coordinates: N 49 ° 49 ‘3 ” E 15 ° 28’ 22.7″

Highest mountain: Snezka (1,602 m)

Total area: 78,866 km²

Mainland: 77,276 km²

National border: 1,881 km

Politics

Dependency: Czechoslovakia until 1993

UN member since: 1993

Other political affiliation: European Union since 2004

Economy

Czech Republic GDP - gross domestic product

Export goods: Machines, textiles, shoes

BSP: $ 137,451,000,000

GDP: $ 151.722 billion

GDP purchasing power parity: $ 224 billion

Economic growth: 5.6%

GDP share of agriculture: 3.4%

GDP share of industry: 40.2%

GDP share of services: 56.4%

Inflation rate: 1.7%

Unemployment: 8.2%

State budget revenue: $ 4294967295

State budget expenditure: $ 4294967295

National debt: 27.4%

Export: $ 93.44 billion

Import: $ 89,780,000,000

Foreign debt: $ 54.28 billion

Electricity consumption: 57,200 million KWh

Gas reserves: 3,964 million m³

Gas production: 110 million m³

Gas consumption: 9,690 million m³

Oil reserves: 17 million m³

Oil production: 12,600 million m³

Oil consumption: 192,100 million m³

Cultivation area: 42.66%

Bovine: 1,295,000 pieces

Pigs: 3,206,000 pieces

Sheep: 90,000 pieces

Demographic data

Residents: 10,235,500

Residents in cities: 7.674.100

Average age: 39.3 years

0-14 years: 14.4%

15-64 years: 71.2%

> 65 years: 14.4%

Population growth: -0.06%

Birth rate: 9.02 / 1,000 residents

Death rate: 10.59 / 1,000 residents

Migration: 0.97 / 1,000 residents

Ratio men / women: 0.95

Fertility: 1.21 children / woman

Infant mortality: 3.89 ‰

Life expectancy men: 72.94 years

Life expectancy women: 79.69 years

Country codes and abbreviations

ISO 3166 Alpha 2: CZ

ISO 3166 Alpha 3: CZE

ISO 3166 numeric: 203

Top Level Domain: cz

IOC country code: CZE

UN / LOCODE: CZ

Source: Abbreviationfinder

Communication

Telephone connections: 4,590,000

Cell Phones: 10,340,000

Radios: 6,510,000

TV: 5,160,000

Computer: 3,150,000

Internet users: 4,240,000

Transportation

Railway lines: 9,572 km

Paved roads: 129,338 km

of which expressways: 605 km

Cars: 4,040,000

Pipelines: 7,661

Health

Number of doctors: 35,080

Daily food intake: 3,220 kcal / resident

HIV- infected people: 4,200

Education

History

Foundation: 870

Last sovereign since: 1993

Religion

Main religious group: Christians

Crime

Prison inmates: 18,700

Military

Armed forces (troop strength): 57,000

Main battle tank: 540

Warplanes: 75

Helicopter: 115

Defense Spending: $ 3,086,000,000

GETTING THERE

Arriving by plane

The Czech airline Czech Airlines (OK) (Internet: www.csa.cz) offers flight services to Prague from Frankfurt / M., Stuttgart, Düsseldorf and Hamburg.

Lufthansa (LH) flies directly from Frankfurt and Munich to Prague. Air Berlin (AB) flies from Berlin and Düsseldorf to Prague. Eurowings (EU) connects Vienna, Zurich and numerous major German cities with Prague. Austrian Airlines (OS) offers direct flights from Vienna to Prague, Swiss (LX) offers direct flights from Zurich, Basel and Geneva to Prague.

Flight times

Frankfurt – Prague: 1 hour; Vienna – Prague: 50 min; Zurich – Prague: 1 hour 15 minutes

Arrival by car

Good road connections (European roads (E)) to all neighboring countries and border crossing points to Germany, Poland, Austria and the Slovak Republic. There are direct motorway connections via the A 6 and D 5 between Munich and Prague and between Nuremberg and Prague. There is also a continuous motorway connection between Dresden and Prague via the A17 and the D8.

The German border crossings are: Selb / As, Oberwiesenthal / Bozi Dar, Zinnwald / Cinovec, Waidhaus / Rozvadiv, Schafberg / Folmava, Breitenau etc. In Austria there are five large border crossings. Numerous bus connections (several times a week) are offered from Prague to most European cities: departure from ZOB Florenc (metro station) orZOB Zelivskeho (metro station) (Internet: www.vlak-bus.cz) to Vienna, Munich, Hamburg, Frankfurt / M., Berlin, Amsterdam, etc. Long-

Distance bus: Flixbus (Internet: www.flixbus.de) and Eurolines (Internet: www.eurolines.com) drive from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to the Czech Republic. The IC bus (Internet: www.bahn.de/p/view/angebote/fernbus/index.shtml) connects Prague with Munich, Mannheim, Heidelberg and Nuremberg. He also travels from Leipzig to Prague.
Arriving by train

Good connections to the Czech Republic (Euro / InterCity) from Berlin, Dresden, Frankfurt, Cologne, Leipzig, Nuremberg, Munich, Würzburg, Vienna and Zurich. From Berlin-Ostbahnhof it takes 5 hours to get to Prague. The EC Hungaria travels to Budapest via Berlin, Dresden and Prague. Railjets connect Prague with Vienna and Graz every two hours. The Vindobona Express with dining car connects Vienna with Berlin daily via Prague. For more information, contact the Czech State Railways (Tel: 840 11 21 13. Internet: www.cdrail.cz).

Nightjet – night trains (Internet: www.oebb.at/de/angebote-ermaessigungen/nightjet) connect Zurich with Prague via Feldkirch.

InterRail passes are also valid in the Czech Republic. Details see Germany.