From the International Studies website:
For the Fall 2022 themed semester, we turn our attention to a small, landlocked country in Central Europe. The Czech Semester focuses on the history, trade, food, literature, films, music, and culture of a nation that was created on Jan. 1, 1993, when the former Czechoslovakia was dissolved.
The Czech Republic joined NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004. The country formally added the short-form name Czechia in 2016, while also continuing to use the full form name, the Czech Republic.
With a population of 10.7 million, Czechia is the 86 th largest country in the world. Geographically, it is slightly smaller than South Carolina and ranks 121 st in the world.
Czechia has a prosperous market economy that boasts one of the highest GDP growth rates and lowest unemployment levels in the European Union.
Prague, the capital, is regarded as the social and cultural capital of Central Europe. Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” it’s known for its Old Town Square, but it is also a modern and vibrant city of 1.3 million.
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