Practical information about Prague and the Czech Republic: basic information about the Czech Republic and Prague
Welcome to the Czech Republic! Area: with a territory of 78,866 km², it ranks among the medium-sized European countries, comparable to countries such as Austria or Ireland; it is 3 times smaller than Great Britain.
The City of 100 Spires, Golden Prague, Mother of Cities Prague in a nutshellArea: 496 km2 Population: 1,296,829 at the …
Traditional Czech cuisine is particularly hearty and varied. German and Austrian influences give pride of place to meat. Czech cuisine is characterised by the presence of potatoes and root vegetables. Vegetables of any other kind are rather rare on the plates.
The official language of the Czech Republic is Czech, which is spoken by 96% of its inhabitants. Czech is a member of the Slavic language family, like Polish, Slovak, Russian, Slovenian, Serbo-Croatian... So Slovaks speak a different language.
January 1: New Year. For the New Year, Czechs send each other greeting cards with the letters "PF", which come from the French "Pour féliciter". This custom originates from the 19th century, when the secularisation of society began.