2011 census begins

The Czech Statistical Office and the Post Office begin distributing forms for the 2011 population census on Monday afternoon. Thousands of census workers will be visiting homes over the next two weeks to assist people in filling out forms for each of the members of their households. Students and hospital workers have also been charged with having the forms completed in dormitories and medical facilities. Foreigners residing in the Czech Republic as well as those who are here for more than three months are also expected to register. The census has been five years in preparation and is preceded by a nationwide media campaign.