The Czech Republic is a country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east, and Poland to the northeast.[15] The Czech Republic is a landlocked country with a hilly landscape that covers an area of 78,866 square kilometres (30,450 sq mi) with a mostly temperate continental climate and oceanic climate. It is a unitary parliamentary republic, with 10.6 million inhabitants.

The Czech Republic includes the historical territories of Bohemia, Moravia, and Czech Silesia. The Czech state was formed in the late ninth century as the Duchy of Bohemia under the Great Moravian Empire. In 1002, the duchy was formally recognized as an Imperial State of the Holy Roman Empire along with the Kingdom of Germany, the Kingdom of Burgundy, the Kingdom of Italy; and became the Kingdom of Bohemia in 1198, reaching its greatest territorial extent in the 14th century. Prague was the imperial seat in periods between the 14th and 17th century. The Protestant Bohemian Reformation of the 15th century led to the Hussite Wars, the first of many conflicts with the Catholic Church.

In the 19th century, the Czech lands became the industrial powerhouse of the monarchy and were subsequently the core of the Republic of Czechoslovakia, which was formed in 1918 following the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire after World War I

Capital: Prague
Population: 10.6 million

Regions
PragueCentral BohemianSouth BohemianVysočina
LiberecHradec KrálovéPlzeňKarlovy Vary
Ústí nad LabemOlomoucMoravian-SilesianSouth Moravian
PardubiceZlín  
Cities
PragueBrnoOstravaOlomoucPilsen

Blog Posts:

Czech Republic: Prague – Sex Machines Museum

I am always on the lookout for unusual places to visit and in my research, before visiting Prague, …

Czech Republic: Prague – The Alphonse Mucha museum

Mucha\’s artwork can be found in many places in Prague including the Municipal House, the National …

Czech Republic: Prague – Lesser Town; Malá Strana

The Lesser Town, (Mala Strana) also known as the Lesser or Little Quarter, clusters around the …

Czech Republic: The amazing Prague Castle

Dominating the skyline of Prague is Prague Castle which has been an important symbol of the Czech …

Czech Republic: Prague – The Franz Kafka museum

Franz Kafka was born in Prague to a middle-class Jewish family, in what was then the Kingdom of …

Czechia: Bohemian Switzerland National Park – a picturesque region in north-western Czechia

After a few days of trudging around the hard pavements of cities, we felt the need to escape to …

Czech Republic: Prague – U Páva Hotel (Review)

For our stay in Prague we wanted to stay close to city centre as we planned to walk everywhere. …
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