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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)

Area

78,867 km2

Population

10.5 million

Capital

Prague

Principal cities

Brno, Ostrava, Plzeň, Olomouc

Neighbouring countries

Austria, Germany, Poland, Slovakia

Ethnic groups

Czech, Moravian, Slovak

Climate

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

Czech

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

+420

Currency

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

Banks

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

Shops

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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