Outline of the Czech Republic

The location of the Czech Republic
An enlargeable map of the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic, also known as Czechia, is a landlocked sovereign country located in Central Europe and a member state of the European Union.[1] The country has borders with Poland to the north, Germany to the west, Austria to the south, and Slovakia to the east. The capital and largest city is Prague (Czech: Praha), a major tourist destination. The country is composed of the historic regions of Bohemia and Moravia, as well as parts of Silesia.

The Czech lands were under Habsburg rule from 1526, later becoming part of the Austrian Empire and Austria-Hungary. The independent republic of Czechoslovakia was created in 1918, following the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian empire after World War I. After the Munich Agreement, German occupation of Czechoslovakia and the consequent disillusion with the Western response and liberation of major part of Czechoslovakia by the Red Army, the Communist party gained the majority in 1946 elections. Following a coup in 1948, Czechoslovakia became a Communist-ruled state. Prague Spring of 1968, an attempt at reformation of the Communist regime, ended by invasion of armies of Warsaw Pact countries which didn't leave until after the 1989 Velvet Revolution. On January 1, 1993 the country peacefully split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

The Czech Republic made economic reforms such as massive privatization and flat tax. Annual gross domestic product growth has recently been around 6%. The country is the first former member of the Comecon to achieve the status of a developed country (2006) according to the World Bank.[2] The Czech Republic also ranks best compared to the former Comecon countries in the Human Development Index.[3]

The Czech Republic is a pluralist multi-party parliamentary representative democracy. President Václav Klaus is the current head of state. The Prime Minister is the head of government (currently Jan Fischer). The Parliament has two chambers — the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate. The Czech Republic joined NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004. It is also a member of the OECD, the Council of Europe and the Visegrád Group.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the Czech Republic:

General reference

An enlargeable basic map of the Czech Republic

Geography of the Czech Republic

An enlargeable topographic map of the Czech Republic
 Germany 815 km
 Poland 615 km
 Austria 362 km
 Slovakia 197 km

Environment of the Czech Republic

An enlargeable satellite image of the Czech Republic

Natural geographic features of the Czech Republic

Regions of the Czech Republic

Main article: Regions of the Czech Republic

Ecoregions of the Czech Republic

Main article: Ecoregions in the Czech Republic

Administrative divisions of the Czech Republic

Regions of the Czech Republic
Districts of the Czech Republic
Municipalities of the Czech Republic

Demography of the Czech Republic

Main article: Demographics of the Czech Republic

Government and politics of the Czech Republic

Main article: Government of the Czech Republic and Politics of the Czech Republic

Branches of the government of the Czech Republic

Executive branch of the government of the Czech Republic

Legislative branch of the government of the Czech Republic

Judicial branch of the government of the Czech Republic

Foreign relations of the Czech Republic

International organization membership

The Czech Republic is a member of:[1]

Law and order in the Czech Republic

Main article: Law of the Czech Republic

Military of the Czech Republic

Main article: Military of the Czech Republic
  • Command
  • Forces
    • Army of the Czech Republic
    • Navy of the Czech Republic
    • Air Force of the Czech Republic
    • Special forces of the Czech Republic
  • Military history of the Czech Republic
  • Military ranks of the Czech Republic

Local government in the Czech Republic

History of the Czech Republic

Main article: History of the Czech Republic, Timeline of the history of the Czech Republic, and Current events of the Czech Republic
  • Economic history of the Czech Republic
  • Military history of the Czech Republic

Culture of the Czech Republic

Main article: Culture of the Czech Republic

Art in the Czech Republic

Sports in the Czech Republic

Main article: Sports in the Czech Republic

Economy and infrastructure of the Czech Republic

Main article: Economy of the Czech Republic

Education in the Czech Republic

Main article: Education in the Czech Republic

Health in the Czech Republic

  • Health care in the Czech Republic

See also

References

External links

Wikimedia Atlas of the Czech Republic

Government
Parliament
News
Statistics

Aktualne.cz CzechNews

Photos
Travelling

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