The area of the Czech Republic is 78,866 km2 / 30,450 mile2, which is approximately the same area as South Carolina 82,933 km2/ 32,020 mile2. The Czech Republic borders Austria, Germany, Poland and Slovakia.
10.7 million people live in the Czech Republic, 1.3 million in the capital, Prague. Other important cities are Brno (385,000), Ostrava (303,000), Pilsen (170,000), Liberec (102,000), Olomouc (100,000).
The official language is Czech with various local dialects. You can speak English in Prague and in larger cities without any problems. English is the most common foreign language taught in schools.