Key figures

Area: 78, 866 km

Population: 10.4 milion (2008)

Density: 132/km

Time: GMT +1, summer: GMT +2 

Capital: Prague

Neighbouring countries: Austria, Germany, Poland, Slovakia

Currency: Czech koruna (CZK)

Official language: Czech

Established: 1 January 1993,
since 28 October 1918 as a part of former Czechoslovakia

Political system: Parliamentary democracy

Head of state: Miloš Zeman (since 2013)

Head of government: Bohuslav Sobotka (since January 2014)