Prague in the Czech Republic

Czechia

The Czechia is a landlocked country in Central Europe and became a separate state in 1993 after Czechoslovakia split into two countries. The country is also known as the Czech Republic.

The most important sectors of the Czechia’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 %).

Czechia’s main export partners are Germany, Slovakia and Poland while its main import partners are Germany, Poland and Slovakia.

Capital: 

Prague

Geographical size: 

78 868 km²

Population: 

10 538 275 (2015)

Population as % of total EU: 

2.1 % (2015)

Gross domestic product (GDP): 

€ 163.947 billion (2015)

Official EU language(s): 

Czech

Political system: 

parliamentary republic

EU member country since: 

1 May 2004

Seats in the European Parliament: 

21

Currency: 

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.