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Encyclopedia > Czech people
Comenius, Jan Hus, Frantisek Palacky, Jan Evangelista Purkinje, Charles IV, Alfons Mucha, Vratislav II, Bedrich Smetana
Total population over 10 million
Regions with significant populations Czech Republic:
   9,249,777 (2001)

United States:
   79,915 (2001)
   10,731 (1990)
   10,510 (2001)
   7,175 (2001)
United Kingdom:
   3,339 (2002)
South Africa:
   2,211 (2002)
   2,000 Image File history File links Czh-3. ... Motto: none Anthem: Bože pravde (English: God of Justice) Capital Belgrade Largest city Belgrade Official language(s) Serbian1 Government Republic  - President Boris Tadić  - Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica Formation and independence    - Formation of Serbia 814   - Formation of the Serbian Empire 1345   - Independence from the Ottoman Empire July 13, 1878...

in the Czech Republic include

Language Czech
Religion Most are atheists, however a large percent are Christians (both Catholic and Protestant) and there is a small and growing number of (surprisingly) Buddists.
Related ethnic groups other Slavic peoples, especially West Slavs

Czechs (Czech: Češi) are a western Slavic people of Central Europe, living predominantly in the Czech Republic. Small populations of Czechs live also in Slovakia, Austria, USA, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Russia and other countries. They speak the Czech language, which is closely related to the Slovak language. A Moravian can be: an ethnic group a Christian denomination This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Silesian language can refer to the Silesian - a dialect of Polish, sometimes considered a separate Western Slavonic language related to Czech and Polish), or the Lower Silesian (a dialect of German). ... The Slavic peoples are a linguistic and ethnic branch of Indo-European peoples, living mainly in Europe. ... The West Slavs are Slavic peoples speaking West Slavic languages. ... Regions of Europe Central Europe is the region lying between the variously and vaguely defined areas of Eastern and Western Europe. ... Czech (čeÅ¡tina []) is one of the West Slavic languages, along with Slovak, Polish, Pomeranian (Kashubian), and Lusatian Sorbian. ... Slovak (slovenčina, slovenský jazyk) is an Indo-European language belonging to the West Slavic languages (together with Czech, Polish and Sorbian). ...

Among the ancestors of the Czechs are ancient Slavic tribes who inhabited the regions of Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia from the 6th century onwards. The Slavic peoples are the most numerous ethnic and linguistic body of peoples in Europe. ... Flag of Bohemia Bohemia (Czech: ; German: ) is a historical region in central Europe, occupying the western and middle thirds of the Czech Republic. ... Moravia in relation to the current kraje of the Czech Republic Moravia (Czech and Slovak: Morava, German: ( ), Hungarian: Morvaország, Polish: Morawy) is a historical region in the east of the Czech Republic. ... Prussian Silesia, 1871, outlined in yellow; Silesia at the close of the Seven Years War in 1763, outlined in cyan (areas now in the Czech Republic were Austrian-ruled at that time) Silesia (Czech: ; German: ; Polish: ; Silesian: Ślonsk / Ślónsk) is a historical region in central Europe. ... This Buddhist stela from China, Northern Wei period, was built in the early 6th century. ...

The most succesful of all Czech kings was Karel IV, who also became the emperor of Holy Roman Empire.

Many heroes, most notably the religious reformist Jan Hus and warlord Jan Žižka from the 1400s are considered national heroes and have many legends and stories concerning their lives. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Jan Žižka (or John Zizka of Trocnov or Johann Ziska Czech: Jan Žižka z Trocnova) (c. ... Events and Trends Categories: 1400s ...

Ancient folk stories, such as the forefather Čech, who, according to legend brought, tribe of Czechs into this land or Premysl the Ploughmen, who started the dynasty, which ruled Czech Lands for 400 years until year 1306. According to an old legend, Lech, Czech and Rus were eponymical brothers who founded the three Slavic nations: Poland, Bohemia and Ruthenia respectively. ... Events March 25 - Robert the Bruce becomes King of Scotland June 19 - Forces of Earl of Pembroke defeat Bruces Scottish rebels at the Battle of Methven Philip IV of France exiles all the Jews from France and confiscates their property In London, a city ordinance degrees that heating with...

The Czech people also take much pride in saints who benefited the Czech culture, most notably St. Vaclav [Wenceslaw] patron of Czech nation, St. Vitus (whom has a cathedral named after him in Prague: see St. Vitus Cathedral), St. John of Nepomuk, St. Prokop, St. Adalbert, St. Ludmila, and St. Agnes of Bohemia. General definition of saint In general, the term Saint refers to someone who is exceptionally virtuous and holy. ... Vitus is a Latin given name meaning lively. ... St. ... Saint Adalbert may be referring to: Adalbert of Prague Adalbert of Magdeburg This is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... Agnes of Bohemia Saint Agnes of Bohemia (Czech ) (or Agnes of Prague) was the first saint from a Central European country to be canonized by Pope John Paul II before the 1989 Velvet Revolution. ...

See also

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Czech people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (258 words)
Czechs (Czech: Češi) are a western Slavic people of Central Europe, living predominantly in the Czech Republic.
They speak the Czech language, which is closely related to the Slovak language.
Among the ancestors of the Czechs are ancient Slavic tribes who inhabited the regions of Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia from the 6th century onwards.
Czech Republic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1890 words)
In an equally significant migration, Slavic people from the Black Sea and Carpathian regions settled in the area (a movement that was also stimulated by the onslaught of peoples from Siberia and Eastern Europe: Huns, Avars, Bulgars and Magyars).
The Czech landscape is quite varied; Bohemia to the west consists of a basin, drained by the Elbe (Czech: Labe) and Vltava rivers, surrounded by mostly low mountains such as the Sudeten with its part Krkonoše, where one also finds the highest point in the country, the Sněžka at 1,602 metres (5,256 ft).
The Czech government has expressed a desire to adopt the euro currency in 2010, but its introduction is only in the early planning stages and there are growing doubts whether budget deficit will not force postponement.
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