Czech Republic

Country Profile
 

Czech Republic
(Ceske Republik)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
1 January 1993
Capital City:
Prague
Total Area Ranking:
117 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
81 of 242 in the World
Status:
current

The Country

Note: This page includes Czechoslovakia up until 1 January 1993. Slovakia is covered separately during WW2 and from 1993 onwards.

Geography

Between 1918 and 1993 (except for World War Two) Czechoslovakia comprised the territory of what is now the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The borders were Poland to the north, USSR (Ukraine) to the east, Hungary to the south east, Austria to the south, Wset Germany to the west and East Germany to the north west. Czechoslovakia occupied an area of 127,869 km2 (49,370 sq miles) and had a population of 14.9 million (1976 data). The capital city was Prague.

The Czech Republic is located in Central Europe. It borders Poland to the north east, Slovakia to the south east, Austria to the south, and Germany to the west and north west. The Czech Republic occupies an area of 78,864 km2 (30,449 sq miles) and has a population of 10.2 million (1999 data) which comprises 80% Czechs, with significant Moravian, Slovak and Romanian populations. Some 39% of the people are Roman Catholic, 40% Atheist, 2% Protestant, 2% Hossites and 17% other faiths. The capital city is Prague.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Czech History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Czech Republic
Yahoo Czech Republic page
wikipedia: Czech Republic
wikipedia: History of Czech Republic
Czechoslovakia History
Background Note: Czech Republic
Country Guide: Czechoslovakia

Aviation

Text to be added on the development of aviation in the Czech Republic.

Markings

Civil Aircraft Registrations

The registration sequence L-BAAA onwards was used between 1918 and 1928, eg: L-BAAC. The registration sequence OK-AAA onwards has been used since 1928, eg: OK-TDG.

An incomplete all-time Czech civil aircraft register listing is here.

Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Current military air arms-
Air Force (Vzdusne Sily Armady Ceske Republiky) [1945-Present]

Historical military air arms-
Air Force (Ceskoslovenske Letecky Sbor) [1918-1939]

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation (Czech Government Aviation) [19??-1998]
National Security – see Civil Police below.

Public Service Aviation

Police Aviation (Letecka Sluzba Policie Ceske Republiky)

Commercial Aviation

Air Ostrava
CSA Czech Airlines
Silver Air
Skoda Air

wikipedia: Airlines of Czech Republic
The World’s Airlines: Czech Republic

Private Aviation

To be added

Industry

Aircraft Manufacturers

To be added

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.

Airfields

Civil Airports & Airfields

Brno-Turany Airport (ICAO: LKTB)
Mosnov-Ostrava Airport (ICAO: LKMT)
Pardubice International Airport (ICAO: LKPD)
Prague-Ruzyne Airport (ICAO: LKPR)
Airports in Czech Republic

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

Vojenske Muzeum – Exposice Letectva a Kosmonautiky (Military Museum – Air and Space Section), Kbely
Narodni Technicke Muzeum (National Technical Museum), Praha

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

Magazines Guide for the Czech Republic

Aviation Bibliography

Czech Aviation Bibliography – to be added

Web Links

Czechoslovak Aviation History
(Concise history of aviation in Czechoslovakia)
Flying.cz
(Website for Czech private and sport flying)
Letensk Muzeum
(Photos of aircraft at Kbely Museum in 1998)
Letecke Muzeum
(List of aircraft at Kbely Museum in 2004)
Kbely Aviation Museum Pictures 2002
(Photos of Kbely Museum aircraft from 2002)
Airports in Czech Republic
(Map with details of Czech airports)

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