Czech Republic

Capital: Prague Area: 78,864 sqkm Population: 10.5 million* Population by ethnic composition: Czech (90.42%), Moravian and Silesian (3.83%), Slovak (1.89%), Polish (0.51%), German (0.38%), Roma (0.11%), Hungarians, Ukrainians, Rusins (Ruthenians), Russians, Greeks, and others (2.86%) Currency: Czech koruna Average monthly wage in 2009: €957.5** Real GDP growth rate: -4.1 percent (2009), 2.4 percent (estimate for 2010)* GDP per capita in Purchasing Power Standards in 2009 (EU-27 = 100): 80* Unemployment rate: 6.9 percent (November 2010)*

Capital: Prague
Area: 78,864 sqkm
Population: 10.5 million*
Population by ethnic composition: Czech (90.42%),
Moravian and Silesian (3.83%), Slovak (1.89%), Polish
(0.51%), German (0.38%), Roma (0.11%), Hungarians,
Ukrainians, Rusins (Ruthenians), Russians, Greeks, and
others (2.86%)
Currency: Czech koruna
Average monthly wage in 2009: €957.5**
Real GDP growth rate: -4.1 percent (2009), 2.4 percent
(estimate for 2010)*
GDP per capita in Purchasing Power Standards in 2009
(EU-27 = 100): 80*
Unemployment rate: 6.9 percent (November 2010)*

The piece is part of the Visegrad Countries - Facing New Challenges, prepared by The Slovak Spectator with the support of the International Visegrad Fund. For more information on cooperation between the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia please see the following document.

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