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Czechs
Comenius, Jan Hus, Frantisek Palacky, Jan Evangelista Purkinje, Charles IV, Alfons Mucha, Vratislav II, Bedřich Smetana
ComeniusJan Hus • František Palacký • Jan Evangelista Purkyně
Charles IV • Alfons Mucha • Vratislaus II • Bedřich Smetana
Total population
(over 12 million)
Regions with significant populations

 Czech Republic: 9,246,784 (July 2007 est.)

 United States: 1,462,413

 Canada: 98,090 (2006)

 United Kingdom: 30,000 - 90,000

 Germany: 20,000-50,000

 Slovakia: 46,000

 Argentina: 38,000

 Australia: 21,196

 Austria: 20,000

 Switzerland: 20,000

 Ukraine: 11,000

 France: 10,731 (1990)

 Croatia: 10,510 (2001)

 Israel: 8,000

 Sweden: 7,175 (2001)

 Ireland: 5,278

 Spain: 5,622 (2006)

 Russia: 5,000~6,000

 Brazil: 5,000

 Netherlands: 3,500

 Romania: 3,339 (2002)

 Poland: 3,000

 South Africa: 2,300

 Serbia: 2,211 (2002)

Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico: 2,000

 Bosnia and Herzegovina: 600~1,000

 Bulgaria: 436

in the Czech Republic include

  • Moravians: 380,474 (2001)
  • Silesians: 10,878 (2001)
Languages
Czech
Religion
Non-religious 59%, Roman Catholic 26.8%, Protestant 2.1%, other 3.3%, unspecified 8.8%
Related ethnic groups
other West Slavs

Czechs (Czech: Češi, Czech pronunciation: [ˈtʃɛʃɪ], archaic Czech: Čechové [ˈtʃɛxɔvɛː]) are a western Slavic people of Central Europe. Most live in the Czech Republic. Small amounts of Czechs also live in Slovakia, Austria, U.S., Brazil, Argentina, Canada, Germany, Russia and other countries. They speak the Czech language, which is closely related to the Slovak and Upper Sorbian language.

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