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Koruna (Kc) or Crown = 100 haler.
Notes are in Kc5000, 2000, 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50 and 20. Coins are in Kc50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1, and 50, 20 and 10 hellers.
Credit/Debit cards and ATMS
Major cards such as American Express, Diners Club, Discover, Visa, MasterCard and others may be used to exchange currency and are also accepted in some hotels, restaurants and shops, and in ATMs.
These are accepted in banks, but only rarely in hotels and almost never in restaurants. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take travellers cheques in US Dollars, Euros or Pounds Sterling.
The country has a rich cultural heritage and has given the world some excellent artists. When it comes to music, the three main names that automatically comes to one's mind are Bedrich Smetana, Antonin Dvorak, and Leos Janacek. Smetana wrote his major works in the late 19th century and based much of his music on Czech folk songs and dances. His famous opera The Bartered Bride (1866) provided a comic portrayal of Czech national life. Dvorak was also known for incorporating Czech folk music into his works. Janacek, whose career reached its height in the early 20th century, used the styles of Moravian folk music in the composition of his operas.
Emergency Call: 112
Czech Police: 158
Municipal Police: 156
Medical emergency: 155
New Year's Day
Day of the Apostles St Cyril and St Methodius
Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Jan Hus
Czech Statehood Day
Freedom and Democracy Day
The temperature in the Czech Republic varies. Depending on the different regions of the country, the climate is mixed and is influenced by the topographical locations. At an increasing altitude, the temperature decreases. On the other hand, at the lower elevations, temperatures are mostly uniform. Rainfall also often occurs in some areas. Gentle winds, soft rainfalls, fresh summers, and humid winters can be enjoyed in the Czech Republic.