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Czech Republic is a landlocked country in Central Europe. The country borders Poland to the northeast, Germany to the west and northwest, Austria to the south and Slovakia to the east. The capital and largest city is Prague . The country is composed of the historic regions of Bohemia and Moravia, as well as parts of Silesia. The Czech Republic has been a member of NATO since 1999 and of the European Union since 2004. From 1 January 2009 to 1 July 2009, the Czech Republic held the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Following the Battle of Mohács in 1526, the Czech lands fell under Habsburg rule, later becoming part of the Austrian Empire and Austria–Hungary. The independent Republic of Czechoslovakia was formed 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 gratitude for the liberation of the major portion of Czechoslovakia by the Red Army, the Communist party won plurality in the 1946 elections. In a 1948 coup d'état, Czechoslovakia became a communist-ruled state. In 1968, the increasing dissatisfaction culminated in attempts to reform the communist regime. The events, known as the Prague Spring of 1968, ended with an invasion by the armies of the Warsaw Pact countries ; the troops remained in the country until the 1989 Velvet Revolution, when the communist regime collapsed. On 1 January 1993, Czechoslovakia peacefully dissolved into its constituent states, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. 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 . The Parliament has two chambers: the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate. It is also a member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development , the Council of Europe and the Visegrád Group. The Czech Republic made economic reforms such as fast privatizations and flat taxes. 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 , according to the World Bank. The Czech Republic also ranks top among the former Comecon countries in the Human Development Index.

   
 
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Holidays in Czech Republic - Prague
Holidays in Czech Republic It would help you to know about the Holidays in Czech Republic before planning a trip to this Central European country. Keep reading to know more about Holidays in Czech Republic. Paleni Carodejnic – This is an important pre-Christian festival that is still celebrated in Czech Republic to ward off the evil spirits. This festival is also known as 'Burning of the Witches' and is celebrated by organizing all night long bonfire parties in the backyard of the houses. Prazske jaro – This popular International Music Festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and fan fare by music loves across the country in the month of September. Mozart Festival – This is yet another fantastic music festival celebrated i...

World Heritage Sites in Czech Republic - Holasovice
World Heritage Sites in Czech Republic World Heritage Sites in Czech Republic are real great attractions for the travelers. UNESCO has declared a number of places as world heritage sites. If you are interested in history and travel around its historical places, you can go for the World Heritage Sites Tours in Czech Republic. World Heritage Sites in Czech Republic include the parks and gardens of Czech Republics. Some gardens are declared as world heritage site. Kromeriz is located on a previous ford along the River Morava, which is set at the base of the Chriby mountain range. The gardens and castle of Kromeriz are remarkably well-preserved. These gardens and parks date back to 17th and 18th centuries. Do consider the Historic Centre of Cesky Kruml...

When to Go Czech Republic - Prague
When to Go Czech Republic The high season and the best time to go is in May or September, when weather is mild and crowds fewer. Many museums, galleries, castles and the like are only open at this time. April and October are chillier but you'll benefit from smaller crowds and cheaper rooms. In July and August hostels are chock-a-block with students, especially in Prague. In winter, you'll likely get to see it all under a blanket of snow; camping grounds are closed, as are attractions in smaller towns but the time is right for skiing and other winter pursuits. Most Czechs and Slovaks, like the rest. of Europe, take their holidays in July and August, and then again over the Easter and Christmas-New Year holiday period. Accommodation facilitie...

An Information for Tourist of Czech Republic - Prague
An Information for Tourist of Czech Republic A small country in the heart of the Continent, the Czech Republic is a sort of miniature Europe. Almost every architectural style and type of landscape is found here; the two exceptions are the desert and the sea (although the sea was once attributed to the country by none other than Shakespeare). The capital, Prague, has been given a number of loving epithets—symphony in stone, Golden Prague, City of a Hundred Spires, Prague's unforgettable atmosphere lets you forget what century you're in; miraculously, it has survived wars and revolutions unscathed. The city's architecture is a merry jumble of styles—square, gold-tipped Gothic towers (hence Golden Prague) stand next to opulent baroque churches and airy Re...

Sightseeing in Czech Republic - Brno
Sightseeing in Czech Republic Sightseeing in Czech Republic is the main attraction for the tourists to flock to Czech Republic every year. The Czech Republic is a non-coastal country of Central Europe that has boundaries with Germany to the northwest and west, Austria to the south, Poland at the north and Slovakia to the east. The capital of Czech Republic is Prague that acts as the major tourist destination for travelers. Czech Republic is made up of the historic regions of Bohemia and Moravia and some parts of Silesia. All the attractive places of Sightseeing in Czech Republic are situated in various parts of the country. Brno, one of the popular cities of Czech Republic, has several of spots for Sightseeing in Czech Republic. This city has ...