CZECH REPUBLIC POISED TO CHANGE NAME TO 'CZECHIA'

CZECH REPUBLIC POISED TO CHANGE NAME TO 'CZECHIA'

ALONG WITH SLOVAKIA, THE CZECH REPUBLIC WAS ESTABLISHED WHEN CZECHOSLOVAKIA BROKE IN TWO IN 1993.

Some have criticised "Czechia" as ugly, or too similar to "Chechnya", the semi-autonomous Russian republic.
Some of the country's best-known exports, including its Pilsner Urquell beer and ice hockey team, currently use the word "Czech".
The country will retain its full name but Czechia will become the official short geographic name, as "France" is to "The French Republic".

The Czech Republic is poised to change its name to "Czechia" to make it easier for companies and sports teams to use it on products and clothing. The country will retain its full name but Czechia will become the official...

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