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Total population
c.10–12 million
Regions with significant populations
 Czech Republic  
[1][nb 1]9 246 784[2]
Significant diasporic populations in:
 United States1,462,000[3]
 United Kingdom45,000[5]
 Croatia9,641 (2011)
 Sweden7,175 (2001)
 Spain5,622 (2006)
 Romania3,339 (2002)
 South Africa2,300
 Serbia1,824 (2011)[10]
 New Zealand1,083
 Bosnia and Herzegovina600–1,000[12]
Mostly irreligious[13]
Historically Christian
Roman Catholic, Hussite, Lutheran and other

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.[14]


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  5. "Table 1.3: Overseas-born population in the United Kingdom, excluding some residents in communal establishments, by sex, by country of birth, January 2013 to December 2013". Office for National Statistics. 2 July 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2015. Figure given is the central estimate. See the source for 95 per cent confidence intervals.
  6. "Bevölkerung nach Staatsangehörigkeit und Geburtsland". Statistik.at. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  7. "Error page". 29 March 2014. Archived from the original on 29 March 2014. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  8. "Data & analysis". Censusdata.abs.gov.au. Archived from the original on 9 July 2008. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  9. "CSO Emigration" (PDF). Census Office Ireland. Retrieved January 29, 2013.
  10. "Попис становништва, домаћинстава и станова 2011. у Републици Србији: Становништво према националној припадности - "Остали" етничке заједнице са мање од 2000 припадника и двојако изјашњени" (PDF). Webrzs.stat.gov.rs. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 April 2016. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  11. Joshua Project. "People Groups". Joshuaproject.net. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  12. "Bosna-Hercegovina - Bosna-Česko". 14 October 2007. Archived from the original on 14 October 2007. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
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  14. Czech language, alphabet and pronunciation


  1. This number is a lower estimate, as 2,742,669 people opted out declaring ethnicity in 2011.