Country name:
Czech Republic
Czech flag:
Red, white, blue
Population:
10 million
Land area:
78,866 sq km (30,450 sq mi)
Capital:
Prague; population 1.2 million
Official language:
Czech
Geographical location:
Central Europe
Neighboring countries:
Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Poland
Government:
Parliamentary democracy with president as the head of state and prime minister as the head of government
Currency:
Czech Crown (CZK)
Time zone:
GMT+1, Daylight Savings Time observed
Religion:
Atheist 40%, Roman Catholic 39%, Protestant 4%, Other 17%
Climate:
Temperate. Cool to warm May - September (showers and thunderstorms common), mostly chilly October, March and April (rain or snow possible), cold, cloudy and wet with snow and freezing temperatures November - February; skiing December - March
Voltage:
230 Volts/50 Hz
Country calling code:
420
Business holidays:
January 1, May 1, May 8, July 5, July 6, October 28, December 24 - 26
Foreign languages spoken:
English or German common; some Italian, French, Spanish
Travel documents:
Passport required (includes citizens of EU member countries)
Safety:
Low rate of violent crime, high rate of pickpocketing and car theft
The Castle and Chateau
Lednice Chateau, Southern Moravia
Consulate of the Czech Republic Castello Montebello, Northville Michigan
Thomas M. Prose M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.
21333 Haggerty Rd., Suite 150 Novi, MI 48375
ph: 248.662.0245 fx: 248.662.9845 • detroit@honorary.mzv.cz
AMERICAN SOKOL is a multi-faceted organization guiding its members throughout life, from early youth through maturity, to physical and moral health, good citizenship and responsible patriotism, combined with continuous self-improvement. This goal is pursued through general physical fitness activities, gymnastics and sports, as well as varied cultural and social activities.
Useful Links
Art Gallery at the Consulate