Czech Republic

Czech Republic Background Stats

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Small-leaved Lime/Small-leaved Linden


Countries named after legendary figures Čech (legendary figure) 2014
Daylight Savings Time end date 01:00 UTC on last Sunday October 2013
Daylight Savings Time start date 01:00 UTC on last Sunday March 2013
First human settlement > Date 31,000 BP 2014
First human settlement > Notes Oldest human bones that clearly represent a human settlement in Europe. 2014
First human settlement > Place Mladeč 2014
Full name Czech Republic 2013
Independence day date January 1 1993
Land border length 1,881 km 2014 91st out of 200
Named after legend Čech (legendary figure) 2014
National anthems Kde domov m\u016fj? ( Where is My Home? ) 2011
National identity card Compulsory at 15. 2004
Neighboring countries and territories Austria (L) Germany (L) Poland (L) Slovakia (L) 2014
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 0.0 2014 145th out of 171

Part of Czechoslovakia until the "velvet divorce" in January 1993, the Czech Republic has a robust democratic tradition, a highly-developed economy, and a rich cultural heritage.

It emerged from over 40 years of Communist rule in 1990, and was the first former Eastern Bloc state to acquire the status of a developed economy. It joined the European Union in 2004.

Communist rule had lasted since the late 1948, when the restored prewar democratic system was overthrown in a Soviet-backed coup. The "Prague Spring" of 1968, when Communist leader Alexander Dubcek tried to bring in liberal reforms, was crushed by Warsaw Pact tanks.

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