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1 euro 25.68 CZK
1 pound 29.09 CZK
1 dollar 21.75 CZK
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THE CZECH REPUBLIC

General Information:

The Czech Republic is located at the very heart of Central Europe. This small nation boasts a host of spectacular cultural treasures and a varied, rich tapestry of natural wonders. Thanks to increased exports, the interest of foreign investors and the drive of domestic businesspeople, our economy continues to experience dynamic growth.

Annual tourist traffic:

6 831 452 (2011)

Entry Requirements and Visas:

Czech Embassy website: www.czech.org.uk

Full British passport holders and citizens of the Europe Union do not require a visa to enter the Czech Republic.

Political System:

Parliamentary Democracy. Since 2004 part of the European Union.

Currency:

The unit of the Czech currency is the crown - ‘koruna’. 1 CZK = 100 hellers.

The rate of exchange is approximately 1GBP = 32 CZK (for latest rates see our homepage)

Notes are in the following denominations of notes – 5000, 2000, 1000, 500, 200, 100. Coins – 50, 20, 10, 5, 2, 1.

The export and import of valid Czech currency is permitted without authorization from the Czech National Bank to the amount of CZK 350. 000.- There are no restrictions on export and import of foreign currency.

VAT is refundable if the purchase is over 1000 CZK.

Credit cards are widely accepted.

Geography:

The new Czech Republic first appeared on the map at the beginning of 1993, after the division of former Czechoslovakia. It is a landlocked country, situated in the Central Europe. It covers an area of 78,864 km2.

Climate:

Moderate with four seasons. In winter the weather is variable, in summer it can be very warm. The average temperature in January, the coldest winter month is -5 degrees Centigrade (23 degrees Fahrenheit), in July, the warmest summer month, around +23 degrees Centigrade (73 degrees Fahrenheit).

Average temperatures:

Month Average High Average Low Average Precipice
January

1.1°C / 34° F

-4.4° C / 24° F

2.03 cm / 0.8 in

February  2.2° C / 36° F  -3.9° C / 25° F  1.78 cm / 0.7 in
March  7.8° C / 46° F  0.0° C / 32° F  2.54 cm / 1.0 in
April  12.2° C / 54° F  2.2° C / 36° F  3.56 cm / 1.4 in
May  17.8° C / 64° F  7.2° C / 45° F  5.84 cm / 2.3 in
June  20.6° C / 69° F  10.6° C / 51° F  6.86 cm / 2.7 in
July  22.2° C / 72° F  12.2° C / 54° F  6.60 cm / 2.6 in
August  22.8° C / 73° F  11.7° C / 53° F  6.35 cm / 2.5 in
September  18.3° C / 65° F  8.9° C / 48° F  4.06 cm / 1.6 in
October  12.2° C / 54° F  3.9° C / 39° F  3.05 cm / 1.2 in
November  5.0° C / 41° F  0.0° C / 32° F  2.79 cm / 1.1 in
December  2.2° C / 36° F  -2.2° C / 28° F  2.29 cm / 0.9 in

 

 

 

Population:

The total population is 10.3 million. The structure of the population is 94% Czech (including Moravians and Silesians), 3% Slovaks, 1.3% Romany, 0.6% Polish, 0.5% Germans, 0.6% others.

Capital city:

Prague, population 1.2 million

Religion:

The great majority of the population is Roman Catholic.

Language:

Czech, Latin albhabet. Some people also speak German and English.

Time:

GMT +1, the same as in Western Europe.

Official Holidays:

1st January - New Year’s Day
Eastern Monday - 31 March 2013 - date changes every year
1 May - May Day
8 May - Liberation Day
5 July - Day of Cyril and Methodius
6 July Jan Hus
28 September – Saint Wenceslas
28 October – “Independence Day”
17 November – Velvet Revolution
24 December - Christmas Eve
25 December - Christmas Day
26 December - Boxing Day

What One Should Not Fail To See:

Prague: Prague Castle with St. Vitus Cathedral, Belvedere, Lorreto, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square and the Old Town Hall with the Astronomical Clock; Jewish Quarter, National Theatre, St. Agnes’s Convent, Lesser Quarter, Wenceslav Square

Kutná Hora: Cathedral of St. Barbara, Stone House, Ursuline Convent

Cesky Krumlov: Krumlov Castle, Church of St. Vitus, The Hall of Masks, Egon Shiele Centre

Karlovy Vary: Spring Colonnade, mineral bath and hot springs, International Film Festival

Krivoklat and Karlstejn: Castles in Central Bohemia

Marianske Lazne: The Colonnade, F. Chopin Festival, golf, Tepla Monastery

Brno: Spilberg Castle, St. Peter and Paul Cathedral, The Battle of Austerlitz Monument, vineyards

Lednice: The Castle, Europe’s Garden - natural park

What To Eat And Drink:

Czech cuisine uses a lot of fried or roasted meat, usually pork or beef, on special occasions game and fish is served with dumplings, potatoes or rice, in a sauce. Everything is prepared simply without strong spices. The most common dishes are pork served with dumplings and sauerkraut and pot-roasted beef in a rich creamy vegetable sauce and cranberries. Sweet dishes, such as fruit dumplings, strudel and pancakes are also very popular. No one misses the chance to taste Czech beer. The best known are Pilsner Urquell, Prague Staropramen and Budweiser Budvar. Moravian wine and Czech spirits Becherovka, Borovicka and Slivovice are also old favourites.

What To Buy:

Bohemian glass, crystal and china, ceramics, wooden toys, local handycraft.

Prague Card:

The Prague card is valid for three days and it comes with a brochure in four languages. It can also be used as a ticket to at least 40 tourist locations in Prague (Prague Castle, B. Smetana Museum, Troja Chateau, The Zoo, Powder Tower and many more) as well as a three day travel card (covering the underground, trams and buses).

Mains Electricity:

220 V, 50Hz

Television Standard:

PAL B.G

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