Czech Republic Facts
Government Type: Parliamentary democracy
Total Area: 30,451 Square Miles
78,867 Square Kilometers
Location: Central Europe, between Germany, Poland, Slovakia, and Austria
Czech belongs to the Slavic group of languages. The central European nation is ethnically quite homogeneous. The only noticeable minority is Roms (Gypsies), who are bilingual. Many Czechs speak German, French, Russian or English as a second language, depending on their generation. Younger Czechs generally use English as a second language. The Czech Republic came into existence first in 1918, and then on 1 January 1993 the division of the Czech and Slovak Republics. In their language days, months, season and lots of other words are wrote with non-capitalized first letters.
The Czech People
Acquaintances and friends shake hands firmly with a verbal greeting. A young person greets an older person politely. Women are always politely acknowledged by men. To show respect, one addresses both men and women by their professional titles. First or Christian names are used only among friends.
Where to find more out about Czech Republic
Czech Republic (official)
Czech Tourist Authority
Czech Republic Army