Is a landlocked country in Central Europe. The country is bordered by Poland to the north, Germany to the west, Austria to the south and Slovakia to the east. Its capital and largestcity, with 1.3 million inhabitants, is Prague.
Within the Czech Republic, temperatures vary greatly, depending on the elevation. In general, at higher altitudes, the temperatures decrease andprecipitation increases. The wettest area in the Czech Republic is found around Bílý Potok in Jizera Mountains and the driest region is the Louny District to the northwest of Prague. Another important factoris the distribution of the mountains; therefore, the climate is quite varied.
The Czech Republic possesses a developed, high-income economy with a GDP per capita of 80% of the European Unionaverage. One of the most stable and prosperous of the post-Communist states, the Czech Republic saw growth of over 6% annually in the three years before the outbreak of the recent global economic crisis.Growth has been led by exports to the European Union, especially Germany, and foreign investment, while domestic demand is reviving.
Also, the Czech Republic as a whole generally has a low crime rate.For tourists, the Czech Republic is considered a safe destination to visit. The low crime rate makes most cities and towns safe to walk around even after dark. In 2011, Prague was the sixth mostvisited city in Europe.
The country is also famous for its love of puppetry and marionettes with a number of puppet festivals throughout the country.
The Czech Republic also has a number of beerfestivals, including: Czech Beer Festival (the biggest Czech beer festival, it is 17 days long and held every year in May in Prague),
Music in the Czech Republic has its roots in more than 1,000 year oldsacred music.
The most famous music festival is "the Prague Spring" ( Pražské jaro), that has been organized annually since 1946.
Czech Republic has the highest beer consumption per capita in the...