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AIESEC Country Presentation
So where to look for Czech Republic?
HEY, it's just in the of Europe...
And who lives next door?
Many many Also a lot of Some And our Slovak
Germans :-) Polish guys Austrians “brothers”
Some basic facts
AREA: 78 866 km2 (five times smaller than Germany)
POPULATION: approx. 10 million
CAPITAL: Praha (Prague) – 1.2 million inhabitans
HIGHEST MOUNTAIN: Sněžka, 1602 m
GDP per capita: 18 100 USD (Germany: 29 100 USD)
CURRENCY: Kč – Czech Koruna (1€ = 28 Kč)
Member of the EU since 1 May 2004
Two historical lands: Bohemia (Čechy) and Moravia (Morava)...
...and 14 administrative regions
Our History in Short
1918Independent Czechoslovak state founded
1939 – 1945Nazi occupation
(Reichsprotektorat Böhmen und Mähren, Slovakia is a separated state)
1945 – 1948After-war reconstruction, Czechoslovakia re-established
1948Communists take over
1968Prague Spring, Soviet occupation
1989Velvet Revolution, Communism is over
1993Czechoslovakia splits up into Czech Republic and Slovakia
March 1999Czech Republic joins NATO
May 2004Czech Republic joins the European Union
Some Famous People
Hall of Fame - Science
inventor of contact lenses
Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1959
discovered blood groups
Johann Gregor Mendel
“father of genetics”
Hall of Fame – Culture
writer Karel (the) Gottpopsinger
Hall of Fame – Sport
Jaromír Jágr ice-hockey, goalkeeper
Pavel Nedvěd Roman Šebrle
Hall of Fame – Politics
Madeleine Albright former US Secretary of State
our prezident 1990-2003
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
the first prezident of Czechoslovakia
Hall of Fame – Others
Jan Ámos Komenský (Comenius)
philosopher and teacher
Hall of Fame – Others
What Are Czechs Good At?
Well, we are definitely good in ice-hockey!
1996 – 2006: 6x World Champions, 1x Second, 1x Third
Gold Medal at Olympic Games in Nagano '98
Bronze Medal at Olympic Games in Torino '06
Everybody knows Czech beer is the best!
We are also “best” in drinking it - by average, every Czech person
drinks 160 litres of beer a year
We have got long tradition in making “big toys”
Some other well known products
and other alcohol drinks
Maybe you know some of our cartoons for children...
And Now a Bit of Sightseeing!
Old Prague protected by UNESCO, the largest castle complex in the world
Second biggest city, capital of Moravia
A beautiful city in Moravia
The city of czech traditional gingerbread
The beer city...
České Budějovice (Budweis)
...and another one
Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad)
Famous spa town
Industrial city in northern Moravia
City, where Thomas Baťa was born
Built in 1355
And That's All About Czechs, Folks!
Come to experience it