Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is located in central Europe. It shares borders with Germany, Poland, Austria, and Slovakia. The Czech Republic and Slovakia parted ways peacefully in 1993.  (They were previously Czechoslovakia).

Quick Facts

Population: 10.6 million (2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups: Czech (64.3%), Moravian (5%), Slovak (1.4%), other (1.8%), unspecified (27.5%)
Languages: Czech (95.4%), Slovak (1.6%), other (3%)
Religions: Roman Catholic (10.4%), Protestant (1.1%), other and unspecified (54%), none (34.5%)

Czechs In Toronto

Czech Population:
In Canada: 98,090
In the GTA: 16,290
In the City of Toronto: 13,385

Primary Areas of Settlement in the GTA (Social Atlas):
Oakville, Milton, Caledon, King, Newmarket, Aurora, Whitchurch-Stoufville, City of Toronto

The communist government stepped down in 1989, and the government elected in 1990 advocated for free market reforms and privatization. These policies were more popular in the Czech Republic than in the Slovak Republic, so Czechoslovakia peacefully divorced in 1993. Today, the Czech Republic is one of central Europe's most developed economies, and it has been a member of the European Union since 2004.Christians previously suffered under a Communist regime, but there is freedom of religion in the Czech Republic. Still, much of the population is atheist. Religious influence is fading in the Czech society, which has not been particularly religious for hundreds of years. The Catholic Church in the Czech Republic is stronger than any Protestant denomination.

Map of Services and Churches in the GTA: 

Social and Settlement Services in the GTA

 
Masaryk Memorial Institute Inc.
450 Scarborough Golf Club Road
Toronto, ON
M1G 1H1
Phone: 416-439-4354

Settlement.Org

 

 

 

 

References: 

Central Intelligence Agency. (2014, June 22). The World Factbook: Czech Republic. Retrieved July 8, 2014, from
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Encyclopedia of the Nations. (n.d.). Czech Republic. Retrieved July 8, 2014, from
http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/economies/Europe/Czech-Republic.html

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. (2009, October 15). Cultural Information - Czech Republic. Retrieved July 8, 2014, from
http://www.intercultures.ca/cil-cai/

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. (2011, December 15). Overview - Czech Republic. Retrieved July 8, 2014, from
http://www.intercultures.ca/cil-cai/overview

Mandryk, J. (2010). Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide to Every Nation (7th ed.). Colorado Springs: Biblica Publishing.

Prayercast. (n.d.). Czech Republic. Retrieved July 8, 2014, from
http://prayercast.com/czech-republic.html

Statistics Canada. (2011, April 7). 2006 Census of Canada: Topic-based tabulations/Ethnic Origin, Single and Multiple Ethnic Origin Responses and
Sex for the Population of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2006 Census - 20% Sample
Data
. Retrieved July 15, 2014, from
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/