Demographics at a glance
Capital of the Czech Republic:
Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Poland
Area of the
78 866 square km
of the CR:
10,28 million inhabitants
In the center of Czech Republic, at 50°05"N and 14°27"E
Area of Prague:
496 square km
180 - 400 m above sea level
1,21 million inhabitants
Tram, bus, car, metro, taxi
Voltage 230 V - 50/60 Hz
Czech language - most Czechs speak English and/or German
The Czech Republic is a member of the European
Union, United Nations Organization, NATO, WTO, IMF, IBRD, EBRD,
Ústí nad Labem
The UNESCO Heritage list includes:
Prague, Kutná Hora, Cesky Krumlov, Telc, the Lednice-Valtice
area, Zelená Hora - Church of St. John Nepomuk, Holasovice,
the castle and the gardens of Kromeríz, the Holy Trinity
Column of Honour in Olomouc, and Tugendhat villa in Brno (architect
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe)
summer time GMT+2
Average temperature +20° C in summer
-5° C in winter
November to March are the coldest months.
July the warmest.
Czech Crown (CZK)
+420 or 00420
are accepted in the Czech Republic:
Maestro/Eurocard-MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Diners Club
Banks and hotels accept all convertible
currencies, traveller’s cheques and credit cards.
(km per hour):
motorway 130 km (81 mph),
main roads 90 km (55 mph),
urban/towns 50 km (31 mph)
Vignettes (stickers) must be bought to drive on Czech motorways
and are on sale at border crossings and most petrol stations.
Vignette costs vary from weekly, monthly, yearly.
Alcohol tolerance whilst driving in the Czech Republic is ZERO.
ZERO = not one glass of beer, nor half a glass of wine, neither
a sniff of whiskey.
ZER0 = Do not drink before (or whilst) driving.
Breathalyser tests at all times of the day and night on most roads
and even motorways are the standard and not the exception in the
If you drink and drive - they'll get you.
Becoming informed costs next
Being missinformed can get pretty expensive