My country 3.
My country 3.
South Bohemia is known for its large and numerous ponds. Fresh fish are farmed there, mostly carp. The Czech Republic has a large number of spas. Spa services have a long tradition. The most famous are Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad), Františkovy Lázně, Janské Lázně. Other important spas can be found in Moravia – e.g. Luhačovice.
Our country is rich in minerals. Black and brown coal, lignite, sand for glass-making etc are mined here. Most of the industry is traditionally located in the northern part of the country. Other industrial branches include metallurgy (Ostrava area), heavy machinery industry (Brno, Plzeň, Prague), petrochemicals (Litvínov, Ústí nad Labem) and the consumer industry – glass-making, costume jewellery. Czech beer and wine making have a long tradition and popularity both at home and abroad.
For agriculture and crop farming, lowlands are important. The largest Czech lowland is Polabská Lowland. In lowlands the following crops are grown: sugar beet, sunflowers, fruits and vegetables, barley and wheat.
On January 1st, 1993, the former Czechoslovakia split into two countries: The Czech Republic and The Slovak Republic. Both countries adopted new constitutions.
The head of the State of the Czech Republic is the President. He is elected for a four-year term. But the real power has the Parliament and the Government.