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Czech Republic

BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT THE CZECH REPUBLIC:

AREA: 78.864 km

POPULATION: 10.315.000

CAPITAL: PRAGUE (1.300.000 inhabitants)

OTHER MAJOR CITIES: Brno, Ostrava, Olomouc, Plzeň

OTHER PLACES OF INTEREST: Český Krumlov, Telč, Karlovy Vary

CURRENCY: Czech crown (Koruna, Kč, CZK)

LANGUAGE: Czech (many people speak English or German)

GEOGRAPHICAL SITUATION

Both republics are in the heart of Europe, next to each other. The Czech Republic borders Slovakia, Poland, Germany and Austria.

CLIMATE

Hot summer with occasional rain and a long dry winter. The average temperature in Summer is 22 °C, in Winter -5°C.

TRANSPORT CONNECTIONS

You can come by car or train through lots of border crossings from neighbouring countries or fly to the Prague Internationl Airport. Prague has connections
with all major European cities and also some cities overseas.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

The Underground in Prague operates between 5:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. The major cities in both countries are connected by lots of bus and train services.

OPENING TIMES OF MUSEUMS, GALLERIES AND CASTLES:

Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m. Most castles are closed on Public holidays and between November and March.

TYPICAL SOUVENIRS AND PRODUCTS:

Glass, china, pottery, costume jewellery, shoes, beer and so on. Moravian and Slovak wine.

Adress:BAB, Ječná 2, 120 00 Praha, tel.: 00420/224910102, 224920185, 224921182, fax: 00420/224918893, e-mail: info(at)bab.cz
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