CAPITAL : Prague (Praha)
FLAG : The national flag consists of a white stripe over a red stripe, with a blue triangle extending from hoist to midpoint.
ANTHEM : Kde domov muj (Where Is My Native Land).
MONETARY UNIT : The koruna (K C ) is a paper currency of 100 haléru, which replaced the Czechoslovak koruna (K CS ) on 8 February 1993. There are coins of 1, 5, 10, 20, and 50 heller and of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 koruny, and notes of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1,000, 2,000, and 5,000 koruny. K C 1 = $0.03401 (or $1 = Kc 29.4) as of May 2003.
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES : The metric system is the legal standard.
HOLIDAYS : New Year's Day, 1 January; Labor Day, 1 May; Anniversary of Liberation, 9 May; Day of the Apostles, St. Cyril and St. Methodius, 6 July; Christmas, 25 December; St. Stephen's Day, 26 December. Easter Monday is a movable holiday.
TIME : 1 PM = noon GMT.
The topography of the Czech Republic consists of two main regions. Bohemia in the west is comprised of rolling plains, hills, and plateaus surrounded by low mountains. Moravia in the east is very hilly.
Between 1945 and 1948, the deportation of the Sudeten Germans altered the ethnic structure of the Czech lands. Since the late 1940s, most of the remaining Germans have either assimilated or emigrated to the West. In 1998, Czechs constituted 94.4% of the total population; Slovaks made up 3%; Poles accounted for 0.6%; Germans for 0.5%; Gypsies for 0.3%; Hungarians for 0.2%; and others for 1%.
Fishing is a relatively unimportant source of domestic food supply. Production is derived mostly from pond cultivation and, to a lesser extent, from rivers. The total catch in 2000 was 4,654 tons, all from inland waters.
The Czech Republic has no territories or colonies.
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