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CZECH REPUBLIC - Hodonín

Capital city: Prague
Area: 78,866 km2
Population: 10,538,275
Neighboring countries: Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Austria.

The Czech Republic, which is situated in central Europe, is an inland state with moderate climate. Here we can find valleys, low lands, high grounds (The Bohemian-Moravian highland, The Central Bohemian Highland), mountain ranges, but moorlands and swamps as well.

North

In the north of the country are the Krkonoše Mountains.Industry is a typical feature of the region, and there are some of the biggest industrial towns of the country there – Liberec, Jablonec, Ústí nad Labem, etc. The towns are surrounded by the Orlické mountains and the Jizerské Mountains.
Krkonoše Mountains are the highest mountain range with Sněžka as its highest peak 1,602m. Krkonoše is one of the Czech national parks with beautiful nature. The main reasons why tourists visit this place are relaxing and skiing.

South

The south of Bohemia belongs to the most beautiful regions of Europe. The Šumava Mountains which are – even today – covered with charming woods and swamps, are a superb summer and winter holiday region, with nice trips as well as sporting opportunities such as cycling or skiing. In addition, there is the Boubín primeval forest.

The peaceful, sunny landscape of South Bohemia is full of lakes for fish breeding, Rožmberk being the largest and most famous.

Also, the towns located in the region are extremely interesting: for example, Tábor, České Budějovice and its famous beer Budweiser, Písek with its stone bridge with seven arches, Český Krumlov with a castle and many beautiful Gothic and Renaissance houses, or the town of Domažlice, the historical capital of the Chodsko Region. South Bohemia is also famous for its marvellous castles.

Prague

Prague is the capital and largest city ofthe Czech Republic. Situated in the north-west of the country on the Vltava River, the city is home to about 1.26 million people. Prague is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, many of which survived the violence and destruction of 20th-century Europe. Main attractions include the Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square with the Prague astronomical clock, the Jewish Quarter, Petřín hill and Vyšehrad. Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

Moravia

A centre of South Moravia, Brno is a remarkable city, unofficially known as the capital of Moravia. The city is known by foreign businessmen in particular as they come to see the trade fairs and exhibitions held there every year.

In North Moravia, there is a fruitful agricultural region called Haná with a beautiful university town called Olomouc, the second most important historical place of the Czech lands. The town Ostrava is an important industrial centre. The mountains are also worth mentioning, and the Jeseníky and Beskydy Mountains are attractive destinations for both summer and winter holidays.

Hodonin

Hodonín is a district town in South Moravia. Hodonín is located on the river Morava, 50 km southeast of Brno at the Moravia border with Slovakia. The population of Hodonín is about 25,000 people. Hodonín is an important industrial and business centre and an important transport crossroad. In the surroundings of Hodonín are grown a lot of fruits and vegetables, crops, sugar beet, maize, sunflower, corn, potatoes, grain, and people have orchards and grapevines. Culture in south Moravia is very special. People talk with special dialect, they celebrate Feast festivals and they wear special folk costumes. Actually, in Hodonín there is a cinema, fitness center, swimming pool (indoor and outdoor), spa and if you want you can play squash or tennis and there is a football pitch and an ice-hockey stadium.

Lots of famous people come from Hodonín. For example - T.G. Masaryk (the first president of Czechoslovakia).

There are also a few secondary schools. One of them is a business academy. There are two branches - Business Academy and Economic Lyceum. The school has got a tradition of over 90 years. The building of the school is historical, it is over 100 years old. It is a big, green, square building with the yard in the middle. There is a playground behind the school. About two hundred and seventy students attend the school.

Business academy Hodonín

The building of our school was build in 1899. Our school offers two specialization: business academy and econimc lyceum. Business academy specializes on work in economic unlike economic lyceum which is preparation for colleges and universities.

We have 12 subjects like every other school but some of them are more interested in economy. We can choose from 3 foreign languages: spanish, german and russian. We study for 4 years and finish our study with graduation.

There are 8 classes, 225 students and about 20 teachers. We have about 32 hours of school every week.

In first year of study our students go for a ski training. In second year we go for a tourist training and in third year we organize school ball. Last year of study we have practice for 2 weeks. And every year there is a Christmas academy.