Czech Republic: Facts & Figures
Area: 78,866 km²
Population: 31.12.2012: 10,516,125 = about 133 per km² (Czech Statistics Office www.czso.cz)
Population statistics: 2011 census: Czech 86.11%, Moravian 6.69%, Slovak 1.89%, other (e.g. Ukrainian, Polish, Vietnamese, German, Russian, Silesians, Roma) 2.26% (per 26.03.2011, source: Czech Statistics)
Age structure: Census 2011: 0-14 years 14.27%, 15-64 years 69.63%, 65 and older 15.76% (26.03.2011)
Number of inhabitants of the 10 largest cities according to Czech Statistics Office 31.12.2012:
|Usti nad Labem||95,436||93,747|
Official language: Czech
Languages: 2011 census: similar to population statistics
Religion: Census 2011: Catholic 18.75%, Protestant 0.90%, other 17.92%, none 62.42% (per 26.03.2011)
Government type: parliamentary democracy
Foundation (Czechoslovak Republic): 28 October 1918, Czech Republic: 1 January 1993 (separation from Slovakia, former Czechoslovak Republic)
Administrative divisions: 14 regions (kraje)
Political system: constitution of 1993, most recently amended 2003, Parliament (bicameral): House of Representatives (Poslanecká sněmovna) 200 members, elections every four years, Senate 81 members elected for six years, partial elections every two years. Election of head of state by Parliament (from 2013 on direct election) every five years, (eligible for a second term). Voting age 18
Head of state: Miloš Zeman (SPOZ - left-wing Citizens' Rights Party), inaugurated on 8 March 2013 after first direct presidential elections in the Czech Republic.
Prime Minister: Petr Nečas, ODS (Civic Democrats), since 13 July 2010 – resigned on 17 June 2013
Last parliamentary elections May 2010, next elections 2014.
National holiday: 28 October (1918, foundation of the republic)
EU: member since 1 May 2004
Capital: Praha (Prague)
1,246,780 inhabitants (31 December 2012) (www.prague-city.cz), (www.praha.eu)
57 subdivisions and 22 administrative districts
Mayor (Primator): Interim: Tomáš Hudeček, TOP 09 (former first vice-mayor).
Former mayor Bohuslav Svoboda, Civic Democratic Party (ODS), since November 2011 in coalition with TOP 09, and 2 city councillors ordered to stand down on 23 May 2013. 2 other city councillors announced their resignation.
Currency: 1 Czech koruna (CZK) = 100 heller
International vehicle code: CZ
Internet country code: .cz
International telephone access code: +420
Economic Data 2010 - 2014 Czech Republic: