Czech Statistical Office

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Czech Statistical Office
Český statistický úřad
ČSÚ
Logo of Český statistický úřad.svg
Agency overview
Formedhistorical
1969
modern
theoretical: 15 June 1995
in practice: 1 January 1996
HeadquartersStrašnice, Prague 10
Minister responsible
  • none specifically; beholden to provide its services to all ministries and local governments
Agency executives
  • none, President of the CSO
  • Eva Bartoňová (acting president), First Vice-President
  • Marek Rojíček, Vice-President
Websitewww.czso.cz

The Czech Statistical Office (Czech: Český statistický úřad) is the main organization which collects, analyzes and disseminates statistical information for the benefit of the various parts of the local and national governments of the Czech Republic. It accomplishes this goal through the management of the Czech Statistical Service.

History[edit]

The Czech Statistical Office can trace its history back to the communist era in 1969, when it was created by the Act of the Czech National Council No. 2/1969.[1] It has existed continuously since, although its remit changed somewhat over time, it was reauthorized by the current Czech Republic in 1995. However, in the years between 1969 and 1995, some control over statistical matters had gradually passed to local governments. Thus, while the basic provisions of the modern CSO were brought into effect on 15 June 1995, the authorizing legislation allowed until 1 January 1996 for complete control over statistics throughout the Republic to be exercised by the CSO.

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