Czech Republic

Czech Republic Overview

Czech Republic is situated in central Europe. It’s bordered by Poland to the north, Slovakia to the east and Austria to the south, and Germany to the west. Since joining the EU in spring 2004, the Czech Republic has become more accessible than ever before.

Most of the people in the Czech Republic belong to a Slavic group called Czechs. Two regions Bohemia in the west and Moravia in the east-make up most of the republic. The country also includes a small part of a region called Silesia, which extends from the northern section of the Czech Republic into Poland.

The less-visited hinterland is dotted with castles Ceské Budejovice, to the south, is a good base for exploring them. To the northwest is Karlovy Vary, a grand spa town, once the haunt of Europe’s aristocracy. To the southwest, lies Plzen, famous for more modern contributions: Skoda cars and Pilsen beer.

CLIMATE

The Czech Republic has warm summers and cold winters. The best months to visit are May or September, when the weather is milder. Temperatures can vary greatly by elevation.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Prague
POPULATION: 10.2 million
LANGUAGE: Czech, Slovak
CURRENCY: Czech Koruna
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 220V, 50Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a two pin plug is required.
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +420
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC +1