Sunday, September 18, 2011

Czech Republic and its territory

Czech Republic is often called "the heart of Europe" as it lies in the middle of this continent. You can see its location on the map below. It's not a large country, it has about 78 thousands square kilometers (abt 30 thousands square miles).
About 10.5 millions of people live here, which is almost the same number of inhabitants as live in the Michigan state in U.S.

Source: Wikipedia
The republic covers the area of three historical lands, Bohemia, Moravia and (Austrian) Silesia. It's needed to know that there also in Prussian Silesia which is today (mostly) part of Poland (only a small piece, Hlucin area, belongs to the Czech Republic). 
Historical lands of the Czech Republic - Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia

The historical lands are today divided into fourteen regions: the capital Prague, Central Bohemia, Southern Bohemia, Pilsen Region, Karlovy Vary region, Usti nad Labem region, Liberec region, Hradec Kralove region, Pardubice region, Vysocina region, Southern Moravia, Zlin region, Olomouc region and Moravian-Silesian region. More about the administrative division of the Czech Republic can be found on Wikipedia.

Regions of the Czech Republic

1 comment:

  1. Hi Blanka, What exactly is a land / region designation of "panstvi"? Is this term still used in Czech Republic?