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|Area||78,865 sq. kilometres|
|Constitution||president - elected bicameral parliament|
|Currency||1 crown (CZK) = 100 hellers More info|
|Religious affiliation||Predominantly Roman Catholic (39.2%), non-believers (39.7%)|
|Ethnic composition||94% Czechs, 3% Slovaks, 1.3% Romanies, 0.6% Poles, 0.5% Germans, 0.6% Others|
|Climate|| The prevailing continental climate is characterized by mild winters and warm summers. The mean annual temperature is 10°C, in summer months 20°C, in winter -5°C.
|Time||Central European (GMT+1), summer time - Central European +1 (GMT+2)|
|Passport and Visa Requirements|| Travel formalities have been reduced to a minimum. The Czech Republic has visa-free arrangements with most European countries, the U.S.A. and some other countries. Dozens of new border crossing points have been opened. Thanks to its geographical position in the heart of Europe, the Czech Republic has very good transport links with countries all over the world. The international flights arrive at Praha-Ruzyně airport and Brno in the Czech Republic.
|Customs|| Arriving in the Czech Republic
Without permission foreign visitors are allowed to export goods from the Czech Republic for their personal use only or as a gift. If the exported goods require any special legal permission (e.g. protection of cultural monuments, objects of museum value etc.) they must be presented to customs officials on departure
Leaving the Czech Republic
The export of items considered to have historical value is not allowed. To be exported, an antique or work of art must have an export certificate. Reputable shops should be willing to advise customers on how to comply with the regulations. Under certain circumstances, the value-added tax (VAT) on purchases over 1,000 Kc can be refunded if the goods are taken out of the country within 30 days.
|Health Care|| In case of an accident or sudden illness visitors from abroad can contact health centres, clinics and hospitals where they will be provided with medical care. The provision of medical treatment for a fee is stipulated by appropriate Czech regulations or by international agreements made between the government of the respective state and that of the Czech Republic.
|Telephone|| The Czech Republic has direct-dialing telephone lines with all European and most overseas countries. The dialing code for the Czech Republic from abroad is ++420. Post offices are usually open from Monday till Friday from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8.00 a.m. till noon.
|Road rules|| When you drive a car in the Czech Republic you are required to have with you:
- valid driving licence - the Czech Republic recognizes national driving licences of most countries
- vehicle registration document car insurance certificate (Green Card) for the period covering the use of the car on the territory of the Czech Republic.
- All vehicles must have a valid compulsory vehicle insurance for accident liability.
|Typical Products and Souvenirs||Glass, porcelain, folk ceramics, jewellery, costume jewellery, footwear, lace, Pilsen Urquell Beer, Budweiser Beer, South Moravian and Bohemian wines, Becherovka liqueur and other specialities such as Prague ham etc.|