Country: Czech Republic

Population: 10,228,744

Capital: Prague

Time Zone: UTC+1

Currency Name: Czech koruna (CZK)

Government Type: Parliamentary democracy

Languages: Czech 94.9%, Slovak 2%, other 2.3%, unidentified 0.8%

Ethnic Breakdown: Czech 90.4%, Moravian 3.7%, Slovak 1.9%, other 4%

Religion: Roman Catholic 26.8%, Protestant 2.1%, other 3.3%, unspecified 8.8%, unaffiliated 59%

Major Cities: Prague

Phone Country Code: 420

Health Concerns:

Official Tourism Website: http://www.czechtourism.com/

High Travel Season: June - August

Voltage: 230 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: e

Major Holidays: January 1 (New Year's Day), Easter, May 1 (Labor Day), May 8 (Liberation Day), July 5 (St. Cyril & St. Methodius), July 6 (Jan Hus Day), September 28 (St. Wenceslas Day), October 28 (Independent Czechoslovak State Day), November 17 (Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day), December 24-25 (Christmas), December 26 (St. Stephen Day)

Misc Fact / Good to Know: The Czech Republic is one fifth the size of California.