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50 Interesting Facts About The Czech Republic

Facts About The Czech Republic

  • Charles University in Prague, founded in 1348, is the oldest university in Central Europe.
  • The coldest temperature ever measured was in Litvínovice near České Budějovice in 1929, at −42.2 °C (−44.0 °F) and the hottest measured, was at 40.4 °C (104.7 °F) in Dobřichovice in 2012.
  • The Czech Republic is also known by its short-form name, Czechia, which was formerly known as Bohemia.
  • The word “robot” was created by the Czech artist Josef Čapek.
  • The Czech Republic lies mostly between latitudes 48° and 51° N and longitudes 12° and 19° E.
  • The Czech Republic is bordered by Austria to the south, Germany to the west, Poland to the northeast, and Slovakia to the east.
  • The Czech Republic has a hilly landscape that covers an area of 78,871 square kilometres / 30,452 sq mi with a mostly temperate continental and oceanic climate.
  • The Czech Republic capital city is Prague, Nickname is “the city of a hundred spires”
  • Czech Republic ranks 12th in the UN inequality-adjusted human development and 14th in the World Bank Human Capital Index.
  • The sugar cube was invented in the Czech Republic in 1843.
  • Czech people are the world’s heaviest consumers of beer. The first pale lager, Pilsner Urquell, was brewed in the Czech city Pilsen in 1842.
  • Prague’s Old Town is home to the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world.
  • In 2020, life expectancy at birth for the Czech Republic was 79.52 years.
  • The road network in the Czech Republic is 55,653 km long. There is 1,232 km of motorways as of 2017.
  • The Czech Republic is a unitary parliamentary republic and developed country with an advanced, high-income social market economy.
  • The Czech Republic’s highest point of elevation is Sněžka, its peak reaches 1,603 meters.
  • The Czech Republic is a member of NATO, the EU, OECD, OSCE, and the CoE.
  • The Czech Republic is home to the largest ancient castle in the world, the Prague Castle, 570m long and 128m wide.
  • Water from the Czech Republic flows to three different seas: the North Sea, the Baltic Sea, and the Black Sea.
  • There are over 2000 castles and chateaux in the Czech Republic
  • There are four national parks in the Czech Republic. The oldest is Krkonoše National Park (Biosphere Reserve), and the others are Šumava National Park (Biosphere Reserve), Podyjí National Park, Bohemian Switzerland.
  • 90% of the adult population have completed at least secondary education.
  • The Czech Republic ranks as one of the least religious populations in the world.
  • Czech people are mostly of Slavic descent, but many people can also claim partial German ancestry, as a result of the country’s 1000 years within the Holy Roman Empire or Austrian Empire.
  • The most-watched events in the Czech Republic are Olympic Ice hockey tournaments and Ice Hockey Championships.
  • The Average elevation of the Czech Republic is 433 m (1,421 ft).
  • Skoda Auto, Europe’s largest carmaker, is based in the Czech Republic.
  • Archaeologists have found evidence of prehistoric human settlements in the area, dating back to the Paleolithic era.
  • The Czech Republic boasts 14 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Czech citizens Frantĭsek Burian and Arnold Jirásek founded the first plastic surgery in 1927.
  • The total fertility rate in 2020 was estimated at 1.71 children born/woman, which is below the replacement rate of 2.1.
  • Mushroom hunting could be viewed as a national game in the Czech Republic, Hunts held in September on St Vaclav day.
  • Prague’s GDP per capita (PPP) is twice the Czech national average, and higher than any EU member states’ national average except Luxembourg.
  • The estimated population of the Czech Republic is 10.65 million, as of 2019.
  • There are no active volcanoes in the Czech Republic.
  • At 1,603 m Snezka is the highest mountain.
  • In 1993, the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommended the use of the name Czechia, which was approved by the Czech government as the official name in 2016.
  • The Czech Republic uses the Czech Koruna as its currency.
  • The Czech Republic has the fourth-highest number of hospital beds per capita in the European Union.
  • Czech and Slovak languages are mutually intelligible to people accustomed to the other language’s pronunciation, particularly people who have lived at the time of Czechoslovakia.
  • Reporters Without Borders ranked the Czech Republic as the 40th best country in the world, out of 180 countries.
  • The Czech Republic has ties with Slovakia, Poland and Hungary as a member of the Visegrad Group.
  • The Czech Republic has been a member of the European Union since May 1, 2004, and a member of NATO since March 12, 1999.
  • The town of Písek has the Czech Republic’s oldest bridge, Písek Stone Bridge, it’s over 900 years old.
  • Czech Martina Navratilova has been statistically the second-best female player of the 20th century, right behind Steffi Graf.
  • The Czech Republic has a port in the city of Hamburg, in Germany, called the Moldauhafen. This place is borrowed from the Germans under an agreement that lasts 100 years, this agreement expires in 2028.
  • Since 2000, the Czech Republic has been divided into thirteen regions and the capital city of Prague. Every region has its own elected regional assembly and a regional governor.
  • The lowest point in the Czech Republic is on the Elba River at 377 ft.
  • Czechia imports $140.3 billion worth of goods and exports $161.2 billion.
  • There are more than 535,000 foreign-born residents living in the Czech Republic excluding the ones who already obtained Czech citizenship.

 

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