Countryaah, The Czech population density is 134 residents per km
2. The most important population concentrations are
the Prague area and the coal mining district around Ostrava
in the eastern Czech Republic.
About 74 percent of the population lives in cities, of
which Prague (1.2 million residents, 2014) is the largest.
Other major cities are Brno (377,500) and Ostrava (295,600).
For information on life expectancy and other demographic
statistics, see Country facts.
The official language is Czech, which is spoken as a
native language by 95% of the population. In the Czech parts
of Silesia, dialects are spoken by some scholars as Polish
rather than Czech. More than 190,000 people speak Slovak,
which is also used by the Romanian population alongside
Romani. Of the large German minority before the end of the
Second World War (1/3 of the Bohemian-Moravian residents), a
maximum of 39,000 remain today.
In November 1989, the state's restrictions on the
churches ceased. Religious statistics from the communist era
are not reliable. In a 1991 survey, 43.9% declared
themselves believers, 39.9% atheists. 39% of the population
belongs to the Roman Catholic Church (with its archbishop's
seat in Prague), 2.5% to the Protestant churches, 1.7% to
the Hittite church. There is ecumenical cooperation between