60 interesting facts about the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic has become one of the oldest and most beautiful countries in Europe. It has a rich and interesting history, unusual architecture, which attracts tourists from all over the world.

Every year, the popularity of visiting the Czech Republic only increases. In 2012 it was visited by approximately 7 million people, and in 2018 – already more than 20 million. Tourists especially like Prague.

Charles IV, who was the great king of the Czech Republic and the emperor of Germany, during his reign actively developed not only Prague, but also other Czech cities. More than 600 years ago, his reign took place, but the merits of this person are still heard by contemporaries. He was able to greatly expand the boundaries of the capital of the Czech Republic and recreated the first university in Central Europe. The ruler also bestowed various privileges on all merchants who somehow contributed to the development of cities.

1. The Czech Republic is surrounded by mountains on all sides, except for the south. Mountains run along the border of the Czech Republic with Germany and Poland.

2. There are 87 operating airports in the Czech Republic. 6 of them are international and 4 – military.

3. The Czech Republic is considered a major car manufacturer in central Europe. In one year, 8,000 buses, 1,246,000 cars and 1,000 motorcycles are produced there.

4. The Czech Republic is in 2nd place in the European Union in terms of cancer mortality.

5. There are over 2,000 castles in the Czech Republic. And this is the largest concentration of castles in the territory of one state.

6. The Czech Republic is the second wealthiest country in Eastern Europe.

7. Mandatory attribute and tradition of Christmas dinner in the Czech Republic – this is a carp.

8. The second president of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus, became involved in a scandalous trial when he stole a pen during a visit to Chile.

9. The Czech Republic has been a member of NATO since 1999.

10. This country also joined the European Union in May 2004.

11. The area of ​​the Czech Republic occupies 78866 sq. km.

12. The population of this country has exceeded the number of 10.5 million people.

13. The Czech Republic was included in the list of the most densely populated states in Europe, because its population density is 133 people/sq. km.

14. In the Czech Republic, only 25 cities have a population greater than 40,000.

15. In the Czech Republic, it is not customary to click seeds. There, various nuts are used instead.

16. The rulers of the Czech Republic are pursuing a policy of reducing the number of foreign workers. If an immigrant personally wishes to return to his homeland, he will be paid for travel and will be given an additional 500 euros.

17. Even before 1991, the Czech Republic was part of Czechoslovakia. In a peaceful way, this union broke up into 2 states – Czech Republic and Slovakia.

18. Now the Czechs are asking to be called residents not of Eastern Europe, but of Central Europe.

19. There are 12 UNESCO sites in the Czech Republic.

20. In the Czech Republic there is a place referred to as the “Czech Grand Canyon”. This name sounds like “Velka Amerika”, which translates as “Greater America”. This man-made rock quarry is filled with pure rainwater. It is a deep blue lake.

21. Another feature of the Czech Republic was the unique blown crystal and glass, which are known all over the world.

22. The Czech Republic is on the list of the least religious states in the world. There, only 20% of people believe in God, 30% of the population do not believe in anything at all, and 50% of citizens say that the presence of some higher or natural forces is acceptable for them.

23. Jan Jansky, a neurologist from the Czech Republic, is the first person in the world who was able to divide human blood into 4 groups. It was a great contribution to blood donation and saving people.

24. Czech Republic – this is the birthplace of the well-known car brand Skoda, which was founded in 1895 in the city of Mlada Boleslav. This brand has a history of more than 100 years and has managed to become one of the oldest and largest car manufacturers in Europe.

25. Many world celebrities were born or lived in the Czech Republic. So, for example, Franz Kafka, despite the fact that he wrote his own works in German, was born and lived in Prague.

26. The Czech Republic is the world leader in beer drinking.

27. Hockey is considered the most popular sport in this country. Czech team – worthy player on the world stage. In 1998, she managed to win the Olympics.

28. Many Hollywood films were filmed in the Czech Republic. So, for example, “Van Helsing”, “Bad Company”, “Mission Impossible”, one of the Bond series “Casino Royale”, “The Illusionist”, “The Omen” and “Hellboy” were filmed there.

29. The Czech Republic is visible from space. To be more precise, it is not the state itself, but its contours.

30. Refined sugar in the form of cubes was patented in the Czech Republic in 1843.

31. In the Czech Republic, people like animals, especially pets. In this country, walking citizens with thoroughbred dogs are found everywhere, and veterinarians are there at all – one of the most revered people.

32. The Czech Republic is considered the birthplace of soft contact lenses.

33. Long-livers of Europe should be looked for in the Czech Republic. There, the average life expectancy is 78 years.

34. The great Czech king was able to found one of the oldest universities in the world. In 1348 the doors of the University of Prague were opened. Until today, it remains one of the most popular establishments in the whole world. Now more than 50,000 people study there.

35. The Czech language itself is very unusual and beautiful. It even contains words consisting only of consonants.

36. Among the Nobel Prize winners, 5 people were born in the Czech Republic.

37. It is in this state that the most famous spa resorts in the world.

38. The world’s first sobering-up station was opened in the Czech Republic in 1951.

39. The Czech Republic gave the world not only many delicious beers, but also other alcoholic drinks. So, herbal liqueur Becherovka is produced in Karlovy Vary – in the famous resort of the Czech Republic. Absinthe, which was not invented in the Czech Republic, is now produced in large quantities there.

40. On the territory of the Czech Republic there is the town of Cesky Krumlov, which was included in the list of the most beautiful and fabulous towns in Europe.

41. Soft drugs were legalized in the Czech Republic.

42. The Czech Republic, together with Hungary, has become a major producer of pornographic products and one of the most popular countries for sex tourism.

43. Ambulance in the Czech Republic rarely comes to the house. Patients there get to the hospital on their own.

44. In the Czech Republic, local women neglect makeup.

45. Among the citizens of the Czech Republic, it is considered completely normal to blow your nose in public places.

46. There are practically no homeless animals in this state.

47. In ancient times, the Czech Republic was part of Austria-Hungary, and part of the Roman Empire.

48. Sidewalks in the Czech Republic are paved with paving stones, and therefore high-heeled shoes are not very popular among local residents.

49. In the Czech Republic, you can safely drink tap water, because it is quite clean and safe there.

50. Due to the high cost of food in Czech supermarkets, it is cheaper to eat in a cafe than to cook your own food.

51. The Czech Republic has the smallest town in Europe. This is a little-known Rabstein, located near the town of Pilsen.

52. Czechs show loyalty to prostitutes. Prostitution is not only allowed there, but is officially recognized as one of the varieties of public services.

53. In this state, yogurts first appeared.

54. Due to the fact that there are no internal and external conflicts in the Czech Republic and there is a low crime rate, this country is in 7th place in the Global Peace Index.

55. Exhibitions of puppets and puppets are popular in the Czech Republic among both children and adults.

56. The cost of housing in the Czech Republic is lower than in neighboring countries.

57. Mushroom picking is one of the favorite pastimes in the Czech Republic. In autumn, even in some cities, mushroom picking competitions are held there.

58. The Czech brewery first appeared in 993.

59. Every 3 citizen of the Czech Republic – atheist.

60. The number of violent crimes in the Czech Republic is the lowest in Europe, but in terms of car theft and pickpocketing, crime is there.

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