The Czech Republic (capital Prague) and neighboring states
World Factbook as of November 2014: "The Czech Republic is a stable and prosperous market economy closely integrated with the EU, especially since the country [joined] the EU in 2004. The auto industry is the largest single industry, and, together with its upstream suppliers, accounts for nearly 24% of Czech manufacturing. The Czech Republic produced more than a million cars for the first time in 2010, over 80% of which were exported. While the conservative, inward-looking Czech financial system has remained relatively healthy, the small, open, export-driven Czech economy remains sensitive to changes in the economic performance of its main export markets, especially Germany."
Economc growth rate
Household income or consumption by percentage share:
1996: top ten percent of population, 22.4%; bottom ten percent, 4.3%
2010: 40% of GDP
2009: 32.8% of GDP
2008: 26.8% of GDP
Income distribution – GINI index
Ranks 112th among 140 countries (lower rank number is less equal).
2009: 7.6% of GDP (compared to 16/2% for the US)
Military expenditures as a percentage of GDP
Living in an urban area
Net migration rate
2012: A net gain of 0.97 persons per 1,000 population.
2001 census: Czech 90.4%, Moravian 3.7%, Slovak 1.9%, other 4%
2001 census: Roman Catholic 26.8%, Protestant 2.1%, other 3.3%, unspecified 8.8%, unaffiliated 59%
Central Europe, southeast of Germany. Landlocked.
Parliamentary democracy. Capital: Prague,
In 2004 Supermodel Petra Nemcova is injured during the tsunami in Thailand. She has Ingrid Bergman's charm and good diction – different from the impression one gathers from her pouting and narrowness of face in swimsuit photos.
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