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Czech Republic

Population

According to 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.

Religion and Languages of 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.

Language

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.

Religion

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 the churches.

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