The Czech Republic is a landlocked country in Central Europe and became a separate state in 1993 after Czechoslovakia split into two countries.
The most important sectors of the Czech Republic’s economy in 2014 were industry (32.6 %), wholesale and retail trade, transport, accommodation and food services (17.9 %) and public administration, defence, education, human health and social work activities (14.9 %).
The Czech Republic’s main export partners are Germany, Slovakia and Poland while its main import partners are Germany, Poland and Slovakia.
78 868 km²
10 538 275 (2015)
Population as % of total EU:
2.1 % (2015)
Gross domestic product (GDP):
€ 163.947 billion (2015)
Official EU language(s):
EU member country since:
1 May 2004
Seats in the European Parliament:
Czech koruna (CZK)
Schengen area member?
Yes, Schengen Area member since 21 December 2007.
Presidency of the Council:
the Czech Republic has held the revolving presidency of the Council of the EU once in 2009.