10 Interesting Facts about Czech Republic

These following facts about Czech Republic might give you some information which you need to know. Czech Republic is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is bordered by Austria to the south, Poland to the northeast, Slovakia to the east and Germany to the northwest and west. For further information, check the lists about Czech Republic below.

Facts about Czech Republic 1: Etymology

The etymology of the word ?ech can be traced back to the Proto-Slavic root *?el-, meaning “member of the people; kinsman”, thus making it cognate to the Czech word ?lov?k (a person). Then, the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs suggested the new name “Czechland” and “Czechia”. Until now, the country always use the term “Czech Republic”.

Facts about Czech Republic 2: Velvet Revolution, Czech Republic and Slovak

After becoming a communist state for 41 years, at 1989 Czechoslovakia returned to a liberal democracy through the peaceful “Velvet Revolution”. Then at 1993, the country peacefully split into the independent Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Facts 2 - Velvet Revolution, Czech Republic and Slivak

Facts 2 – Velvet Revolution, Czech Republic and Slivak

Facts about Czech Republic 3: Third Most Atheist Population in the World

The Czech Republic is the third most atheist population behind China and Japan. Based on 2011 data, 45% of the population undeclared their religion, 34% irreligion, 10% Roman Catholicism, 9% other religions and 0.8% Protestantism.

Facts about Czech Republic 4: The Famous Prague

According to 2011 data, Prague was the sixth most visited city in Europe. Prague is a wonderful city known for its beautiful scenery and building.

Facts 4 - The Famous Prague

Facts 4 – The Famous Prague

Facts about Czech Republic 5: Video games is the biggest cultural export

Some experts note that the biggest cultural export of the country is video games.  Space Engineers, Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis, ARMA 3, Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven, Vietcong, Machinarium, Shadowgun and DayZ are the lists of the games produced in the Czech Republic.

Facts about Czech Republic 6: Environment

Czech Republic ranks as fifth most environmentally conscious country in the world in Environmental Performance Index.

Facts 6 - Environment

Facts 6 – Environment

Facts about Czech Republic 7: Czech Cuisine

The famous cuisine in the Czech Republic is marked by their meat dishes. Pork, beef, chicken, goose, duck and rabbit are the example of common dishes there.

Facts about Czech Republic 8: Czech Beer

The Czech Republic has the highest beer consumption per capita in the world. In addition, the Czech Republic also boasts a growing number of top quality small breweries and mini-breweries seeking to continue the age-old tradition of quality and taste, whose output matches the best in the world: Šti?ín, Chýn?, Oslavany, Kácov.

Facts 8 - Czech Beer

Facts 8 – Czech Beer

Facts about Czech Republic 9: Beer Festivals

There are some beer festivals such as Czech Beer Festival (the biggest festival), Pilsner Fest and the “Olomoucký pivní festival”.

Facts about Czech Republic 10: Czech Art

Czech Republic is renowned for individually made, mouth blown and decorated art glass and crystal. Alphonse Mucha is one of the best painter and decorative artist there.

Facts 10  - Czech Art

Facts 10 – Czech Art

Those are some facts about Czech Republic. So after reading those facts you will have additional information about Czech Republic.

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