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The national flag consists of a white and a red stripe and a blue triangle. The Czech anthem is the song „ Where my home is“ by J.K.Tyl. The Czech symbol is two tailed rampant lion with a golden crown.
The Czech Republic is situated in Central Europe. It is said that it lies in the heart of Europe. It is an inland country and its climate is moderate. Our republic has four neighbours. In the north it borders Poland. In the south it borders Austria. The shortest border is with Slovakia in the east. The longest border is with Germany in the west.
Mountain ranges form our country´s natural borders. The surface of our country is rather hilly. the western border is formed by Krušné Hory / Klínovec/ the Šumava range extends to the south / virgin forest / the Giant Mountains are the highest mountains / the highest peak of the Czech Republic – Sněžka – 1 602m/ the Jizerské Mountains and Orlické Mountains lie on the border with Poland other mountain ranges – Beskydy, Hrubý Jeseník, the Little Carpathians
* The Czech Republic does not have any seacoast, but it has a lot of rivers. * Thanks to the Elbe, Morava and Oder we can use the ports of neighbouring countries. The Elbe has its source in the Giant Mountains and leaves our native country at Hřensko. It flows through Germany and enters the North Sea. * The largest and the most important tributary of the Elbe is the Vltava. Several dams have been built on this river, such as Lipno, Orlík and Slapy.
* Our country is rich in minerals. Black and brown coal, lignite, sand for glass making etc. are mined there. * Traditionally the main industrial area has been located in the northern part of country. * Among the prominent industrial cities are Prague, Brno, Ostrava, Kladno, Plzeň, Sokolov, Karlovy Vary. * Other industries include - metallurgy – Ostrava and Kladno - the chemical industry – Litvínov and Ústí nad Labem - the Czech beer brewing – Plzeň - wine making – South Moravia - the building industry, the consumer industry, the food industry etc.
Finally, important information about the Czech Republic. * The head of state of the Czech Republic is the President. He is elected for a five-year term. Real power, however, is wielded mostly by parliament and the government. * The currency of the Czech Republic is the Czech crown. The crown consists of 100 hallers.