Some 4.5 billion crowns of public money were spent last year on care for cultural heritage and historical monuments, according to figures by the Czech Statistical Office. Regions, towns and municipalities spent 2.5 billion crowns in 2011 while the state provided around 2 billion. The bulk of the state funds comes from the Culture Ministry which finances the National Heritage Institute, an organization in charge of maintaining around 100 chateaus, castles and other historic sites.
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