The history of Czechia and the Czechs is much longer than the history of republican state system (Czech Republic) in the country. Geographical name of the state represents permanency and timelessness of the statehood, regardless of political structure. Using only the political name represents transiency and historical discontinuity. It is not possible to say: "Prague castle was built in the Czech Republic”. It shows the need of neutral name of the state, which is universal in time and space.
The Prague Astronomical Clock, commonly known as the Orloj, is one of the most popular sights in the Czech capital. It is very easy to find, because it is mounted on the Old Town Hall in the magnificent Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí). At full hours between 9 AM and 9 PM, you will see there crowds of tourists watching the parade of 12 wooden apostle statues appearing in two windows. Prague, Czechia