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The Czech Republic is a landlocked country in Central Europe and a member state of the European Union. The country has borders with Poland to the north, Germany to the northwest and west, Austria to the south, and Slovakia to the east. The historic city of Prague, a major tourist attraction, is its capital and largest city. Other major cities include Brno, Ostrava, Zlín, Plzen, Pardubice, Hradec Králové, Ceské Budejovice, Liberec, Olomouc, and Ústí nad Labem.
The republic is bounded in the west by Germany, north by Poland, east by Slovakia and south by Austria.
Landlocked; strategically located astride some of oldest and most significant land routes in Europe; Moravian Gate is a traditional military corridor between the North European Plain and the Danube in central Europe.
10,235,455 (July 2006 est.)
Temperate; cool summers; cold, cloudy, humid winters.
Prague, Brno, Ostrava, Plzen
Elbe (Labe), Vitava (Moldau), Morava
Places to Visit
Berno, Ostrava, Prague, Tatras Mountains, Karlovy Vary
Ruzyne International Airport (Prague), Mosnov Airport (Ostrava)
ISD codes & International time