23 Facts About Czech Republic

1. The most watched events in the Czech Republic are Olympic Ice hockey tournaments and Ice Hockey World Championships.

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2. Czech Republic is home to several globally successful video game developers, including Illusion Softworks, Bohemia Interactive, Keen Software House, Amanita Design and Madfinger Games.

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3. Since the Czech Republic is a democratic republic, journalists and media enjoy a great degree of freedom.

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4. Czech Republic has the densest network of libraries in Europe.

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5. Czech Republic is known worldwide for its individually made, mouth blown and decorated Bohemian glass.

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6. Additionally, the Czech Republic has a relatively equal educational system in comparison with other countries in Europe.

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7. The Czech Republic is the world's largest vinyl records manufacturer, with GZ Media producing about 6 million pieces annually in Lodenice.

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8. The Czech Republic became a member of the World Trade Organization on 1 January 1995.

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9. Czech Republic has a highly diverse economy that ranks 7th in the 2016 Economic Complexity Index.

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10. The Czech Republic is participating in the European Single Market as a member of the European Union, and is therefore a part of the economy of the European Union, but uses its own currency, the Czech koruna, instead of the euro.

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11. Since 2000, the Czech Republic has been divided into thirteen regions and the capital city of Prague.

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12. The President of the Czech Republic is Commander-in-chief of the armed forces.

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13. Czech Republic is a unitary state with a civil law system based on the continental type, rooted in Germanic legal culture.

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14. The current Prime Minister of the Czech Republic is Andrej Babis, serving since 6 December 2017 as 12th Prime Minister.

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15. Czech Republic is a pluralist multi-party parliamentary representative democracy, with the President as head of state and Prime Minister as head of government.

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16. On 21 December 2007 the Czech Republic joined the Schengen Area.

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17. Czech Republic includes the historical territories of Bohemia, Moravia, and Czech Silesia.

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18. The Czech Republic is a welfare state with a "continental" European social model, a universal health care system, tuition-free university education an is ranked 14th in the Human Capital Index.

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19. The Czech Republic covers an area of 78,866 square kilometres with a mostly temperate continental climate and oceanic climate.

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20. The Czech Republic is a landlocked country in the center of Europe and is one of the most stable and prosperous post-Communist states.

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21. The Czech Republic belongs amongst the 10 Most Atheistic Countries in the world.

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22. The Czech Republic will soon launch efforts to try and extradite convicted drug smuggler Karel Sroubek from New Zealand.

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23. Czech Republic looks to extradite convicted drug smuggler Karel Sroubek from NZ.

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