Area: 30,464 square miles
Languages: Czech is the official language.
Location: The Czech Republic is bordered by Austria, Slovakia, and Poland.
Geography: Landlocked in eastern Europe, the Czech Republic comprises the ancient provinces of Bohemia and Moravia, with a mountainous rim on the German border to the west.
Population (2007 estimate): 10,228,744
Religions: Atheist 39.8%, Roman Catholic 39.2%, Protestant 4.6%, Orthodox 3%, other 13.4%
Time zone: The Czech Republic on Central European Time, six hours ahead of U.S. EST. When it is 6am in New York, it is noon in Prague. Daylight Saving Time begins the last Sunday in March and ends the last Sunday in October.