The Czech Republic is a Central European nation of 10.5 million people.
The official language is Czech, but the country officially recognizes over a dozen other European languages. Very few people speak English.
In 1993, the Czech Republic became a Parliamentary republic with a president and prime minister.
Historically, this nation has been know to be tolerant and indifferent towards religion and now has one of the least religious populations in the world. About 35% of the population stated they have no religion, while an additional 45% did not even answer the most recent census question. The most popular religion remaining is Roman Catholic, of whom 10% stated as their religion.
The currency is the Czech koruna or Czech crown (symbol: Kč)