Capital city: Prague
Population: 10.3 million
Total area: 78.866 km² (30.450 sq mi)
The highest point: Sněžka at 1.602 m (5.260 ft)
Government: Parliamentary republic (President: Miloš Zeman)
Official language: Czech
Complete information about Czechia is available at the official website of Czechia.
Czechia is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is a member of the European Union. Since January 1, 1993 it has been an independent state, previously it was part of Czechoslovakia. The territory of Czechia consists of three historical lands – Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia.
For centuries, Czech culture has been an integral part of European culture. Urban and rural architecture, enhanced by works of art, has not escaped the attention of UNESCO – allowing Czechia to boast twelve listed World Heritage Sites, as well as five traditions of a folklore and hunting nature inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.
The number of foreign visitors to Czechia has been increasing sharply over the last several years. Many come back after their first visit, to enjoy together with others all that Czechia has to offer. The main advantage of Czechia is the wealth, diversity and accessibility of cultural, historical and natural places of interest, all concentrated in a relatively small space that boast very serviceable standards of accommodation and dining facilities.
Very famous is the so called “Bath Triangle” which consists of the world-famous spas – Karlovy Vary, Mariánské Lázně and Františkovy Lázně. These spas were visited by famous people such as J. W. Goethe, A. Dvořák, J. S. Bach, W. A. Mozart as well as many others.
For those who appreciate history, Czechia offers the following UNESCO sights: Chateau Lednicko-valtický campus, Historical town preservations including Český Krumlov, Telč and Kutná Hora.
Lake lovers should not miss a visit to South Bohemia, with its abundance of lakes and beautiful countryside.