Satiate your curiosity for the Czech Republic with these interesting, weird, and popular facts that will blow your mind (and make you the most interesting person in the room ;-)
Geographical fact: the Czech Republic is a landlocked country in Central Europe, almost entirely surrounded by mountains. Length of state border: 2,303 kilometres
Space fact: Neil Armstrong chose Antonín Dvořák's New World Symphony to take with him to the first moon landing in 1969
Popular fact: Škoda Auto, one of the largest car manufacturers in Central Europe, is based in the Czech Republic.
Religious fact: the Czech Republic has one of the least religious populations in the world
Educational fact: the first Czech who became a Nobel Prize recipient was Jaroslav Heyrovský. He was recognized for his work and discovery in the field of polarography.
Useless fact: Loděnice, a village 16 miles outside Prague, is home to the world's biggest producer of vinyl
Interesting fact: with over 2,000 castles, the country has the highest density of castles
Weird fact: Czech language contains a sound Ř that does not occur in any other known language
Historical fact: The Czech Republic became a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on 12 March 1999
Fun fact: first sugar cubes were made in the Czech town of Dačice in 1841
Random fact: the dollar gets its name from the Czech coin known as the tolar (thaler), silver coins minted in the Czech town of Jáchymov in the 16th century
If you're still bored and have 3 minutes to kill, then why not check out our previous blog post about interesting facts for Prague.
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