Czech Republic - Country information

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General information about the country:

Official name of the country: Czech Republic
Form of government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Area: 78,867 km2
Population: 10,521,646
Official language: Czech
Capital: Prague
Population of the capital: 1,250,520
Important economic and cultural cities: Brno, České Budějovice, Hradec Králové, Jihlava, Karlovy Vary, Liberec, Olomouc, Ostrava, Pardubice, Plzeň, Prague, Ústí nad Labem, Zlín


Interesting facts about the country

  • Did you know that Czech pale lager beer is the origin of all pilsner-type beers in the world and that the name pilsner is taken from the name of the western Czech city Pilsen?
  • Did you know that Prague castle is the biggest castle complex in the world, occupying an area of almost 70,000 m2?
  • Did you know that Bohemian crystal has a more than 700 year-long history and that it is recognized as one of the most beautiful and highest quality crystals in the world?
  • Did you know that there are 12 UNESCO sites in the Czech Republic and most of them are not only buildings or parks but rather entire parts of cities and towns?
  • Did you know that Skoda is a Czech car brand and that it is more and more popular in China?


Top 5 Lists:

  • Top 5 tourist products: Prague, Cultural Heritage, Spa and Medical Tourism, Cultural Landscape, Gastro tourism
  • Top 5 tourist destinations: Prague, Kutna Hora, Karlovy Vary, Cesky Krumlov, South Moravia
  • Top 5 souvenirs: Bohemian crystal, Bohemian Garnet, Czech wooden dolls, Czech natural cosmetics, Spa Cup
  • Top 5 events: Prague Spring International Music Festival, International Film Festival Karlovy Vary, Prague Christmas Fairs, Designblok – Prague Design and Fashion Week, South Moravian wine harvest festivals

Chinese twin towns and twin counties

Capital City of Prague - Guangzhou
Prague- district 1 - Beijing- Chaoyang


Embassies in China:

Embassy of the Czech Republic in Beijing


General consulates and consulates in China:

Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Shanghai


List of international airports in the country:

Prague, Brno – Turany, Karlovy Vary, Olomouc, Ostrava – Mosnov, Pardubice


Contact information:

  • CzechToursim Shanghai Office:
    Rm. 1008, Junling Square, Chengdu North Rd. 500, Shanghai
    tel.: +86 21 6315 0582
  • CzechTourism Hong Kong Office
    Level 12, Unit 1209, Harcourt House
    39 Gloucester Road, Wanchai - Hong Kong
    tel.: + 852 2757 9995