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Czech Republic

  • Karlstejn
    Insider Knowledge

    There are over 2,000 castles, keeps, and castle ruins in the Czech Republic, one of the highest densities in the world. That's pretty robust.

  • Czech Flag
    Invent Yourself

    In 1843 sugar cubes were invented in the Czech town of Dačice. In 1961 soft contact lenses were invented in Prague. Connection? Probably not.

  • Dancing house
    The Droid You're Looking For

    The word "robot" comes from the Czech language (robota = "work", "hard work") and was first introduced in Karel Čapek's science-fiction play 'Rossum's Universal Robots'.

  • Bike
    Local Wisdom

    “Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends”

  • Czech, Prague
    Czech Yourself

    Why not find out more information about the Czech RepublicLink to external website?

Fast Facts

  • Official Name: Czech Republic
  • Capital: Prague
  • Population: 10.1 million
  • Official Language: Czech
  • Currency: Euro
  • Government Type: Parliamentary Democracy
  • Academic Year: September to June (breaks during January) 

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