Description flag of Czech Republic
two equal horizontal bands of white (top) and red with a blue isosceles triangle based on the hoist side
identical to the flag of the former Czechoslovakia
Ceska Republika (long)
Czech(s) (noun) Cesko (adjective)
Czech 94.9%, Slovak 2%, other 2.3%, unidentified 0.8% (2001 census)
10,220,911 ranked 80, (data 2008)
strategically located astride some of oldest and most significant land routes in Europe; Moravian Gate is a traditional military corridor between the North European Plain and the Danube in central Europe. The lowest point is Elbe River 115 m.
1,989km, Austria 362 km, Germany 815 km, Poland 615 km, Slovakia 197 km.
13 regions (kraje, singular - kraj) and 1 capital city* (hlavni mesto); Jihocesky (South Bohemia), Jihomoravsky (South Moravia), Karlovarsky, Kralovehradecky, Liberecky, Moravskoslezsky (Moravia-Silesia), Olomoucky, Pardubicky, Plzensky (Pilsen), Praha (Prague)*, Stredocesky (Central Bohemia), Ustecky, Vysocina, Zlinsky
1 January 1993 (Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia)