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Czech Republic
EU Member since 2004
Other Memberships NATO, Schengen Area, Eurozone, Bologna Process, OECD
Currency Koruna
Capital Prague
Area 78,867 sq km
Population 10,162,921 (July 2013 est.)
Language Czech, Moravian
Religion Roman Catholic 10.3%, Protestant (includes Czech Brethren and Hussite) 0.8%, other and unspecified 54.6%, none 34.2% (2011 census)
GDP $ 20,676 (2011)
GNI $ 24,490 (2011)
SGI 6.78 out of 10 (2011)
CPI 49 out of 100 (2012)
Architecture High Gothic, Baroque-Gothic, Rustic Baroque, Neo-Renaissance, Viennese Art Nuveau, Cubism , Rondo-Cubism; Jan Blažej Santini
Literature Karel Hynek Mácha, Božena Němcová, Jan Neruda
Music Polka, Trampska Hudba (Tramp music), Czech bluegrass; Antonin Dvorak, Bedrich Smetana, Leos Janacek, Bohuslav Martinu, Poutnici, Druha Trava, Chodská Vlna, Raduza, Ahmed ma Hlád, Gipsy.cz
Painting Alfons Mucha, Mikolas Ales, Frantisek Kupka, Petr Brandl
Philosophy Edmund Husserl
Cuisine Španělský ptáček (Spanish bird – sirloin wrapped around pickle, bacon, egg and onion), Vepro-knedlo-zelo (roast pork with break dumplings and stewed cabbage), Svickova na smetane (roast sirloin beef with steamed dumplings and cream of vegetable sauce), Rajska (tomato sauce), Koprova (dill sauce), Smazeny Syr (fried cheese), Bramoraky (potato pancakes), kolace (cakes). Delicacies: Nakládaný hermelín (pickled ermine soft cheese), Utopenci (“drowned” pickled sausage), Klobasy (grilled sausages)
Drinks Pilsener Beer, Ceske Budejovice beer, Moravian wines, Fernet Stock and Becherovka liquor, Kofola soft drink
Consumption 16.45 equivalent liters of pure ethyl alcohol per capita per year (WHO, 2005)
Sports Soccer, Ice Hockey, Tennis
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