|Map of Europe. Czech Republic outlined in|
dark ink. Due to technical difficulties, I was
unable to do shading.
|A close-up of Czech Republic & its neighbors.|
Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Austria
30,450 square miles
Five Largest Cities:
Prague, Brno, Ostrava, Plzen, Liberec
Famous Geographical Point:
Franz Kafka, author
Book Set In/About:
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
This book chronicles the lives of four people (and one dog) during a brief period of liberalization in Czech Republic's (then Czechoslovakia's) Communist history. Whenever possible, I try to pick a book I've read. This is one of the rare instances I can!
Movie Set In/About:
"Kolya (Kolja)" (1996), directed by Jan Svěrák
Middle-aged Louka, bachelor & womanizer, finds his life transformed when he unexpectedly becomes the guardian of a young boy. Set in Prague during Czechoslovakia's emergence from Communism. I've seen this film! It's cute.
Headline of the Day:
"Billionaire Businessman Babis Is at Heart of Czech Political Crisis" on reuters.com.
This was not the most recent news piece I could find about Czech Republic, but most of the more recent stuff came from blogs and I wanted to use something from a reputable news source. This was actually a very interesting article that I recommend you check out.