Capital: Prague

Population: 10,460,843 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Czech Koruna (CZK)

Official Language: Czech

Unofficial Languages: Slovak, Russian, and others

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Czech, Moravian, Slovak, and others

Largest Cities: Prague, Brno, Ostrava

Main Sport: Football, Ice Hockey, Tennis

Political System: Parliamentary Democracy

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day and Czech Independence Day (January 1) 

Good Friday (March 25)

Easter Monday (March 28)

Labor Day  (May 1)

Victory Day (May 8)

Saints Cyril and Methodius (July 5)

Jan Hus Day (July 6)

St. Wenceslas Day (September 28)

Independent Czechoslovak State Day (October 28)

Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day (November 17)

Christmas (December 25)

St. Stephen’s Day (December 26)

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