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Country Fact Sheet - Czech Republic

Country Fact Sheet – Czech Republic

Official Name

Czech Republic

Geographical location

Central Europe (49 45 N, 15 30 E)


78,867 km2


10.5 million



Principal cities

Brno, Ostrava, Plzeň, Olomouc

Neighbouring countries

Austria, Germany, Poland, Slovakia

Ethnic groups

Czech, Moravian, Slovak


Temperate climate with mild summers and winters. Average temperature during June-August varies between 23°C and 29°C, and average temperature during December-February is between -11°C and 0°C.

Official language


Major religions

Catholic and Protestant

Time zone

GMT + 1  (behind Hong Kong by 7 hours)

GMT + 2  (behind Hong Kong by 6 hours in summer)

International dialling code



Czech koruna (CZK); US$1= app. CZK 19.5 (31 Aug 2010)

Visa requirement

Visa-free access for HKSAR passport holders

Business hours

Private and government offices

9:00 am to 5:00 pm,
Monday to Friday


9:00 am to 5:00 pm,
Monday to Friday


8:00 or 9:00 am to 5:00 pm,
Monday to Friday

8:00 or 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Saturday


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