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Česky Česko – Česká republika

Česká republika je vnitrozemský stát ve střední Evropě. Sousedí na západě s Německem, na severu s Polskem, na východě se Slovenskem a na jihu s Rakouskem. Území Česka se skládá ze tří historických zemí – Čech, Moravy a Českého Slezska. Hlavním a největším městem je Praha.

Other languages Deutsch: Tschechien – Tschechische Republik liegt in Mitteleuropa und grenzt an Deutschland (810 km) im Westen und Nordwesten, an Polen (762 km) im Norden, die Slowakei (252 km) im Osten und Österreich (466 km) im Süden. Tschechien umfasste traditionell die drei historischen Länder Böhmen, Mähren und Tschechisch-Schlesien (siehe Verwaltungsgliederung). Der Staat wurde 1999, acht Jahre nach Auflösung des Warschauer Vertrags, Mitglied der NATO und trat am 1. Mai 2004 der Europäischen Union bei.
English Czechia - Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is a landlocked country in Central Europe and a member state of the European Union. The country has borders with ► Poland to the north, ► Germany to the northwest and west, ► Austria to the south, and ► Slovakia to the east. The country is composed of three historic lands – Bohemia and Moravia and Czech (Austrian) Silesia. The capital and largest city is the historic Prague (Praha), a major tourist attraction. See also: Atlas of the European Union

Short name  Czechia
Official name Czech Republic
Status Independent country since 1993, member of the ► European Union since 2004
Location Central Europe
Capital Praha (Prague)
Population 10,693,939 inhabitants
Area 78,866 square kilometres (30,450 sq mi)
Major languages Czech (official)
Major religions Irreligion and Roman Catholicism
More information Czechia, Geography of Czechia, History of Czechia and Politics of Czechia
More images Czechia - Czechia (Category).

General maps

Map of the Czech Republic

Maps of divisions

This section holds maps of the administrative divisions.

Regions of the Czech Republic
Present regions of the CR superimposed on the map of historical Czech lands
Czech Silesia
Czech Silesia – territories from which it is composed

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Czechia (Czech lands), illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Czechia (Czech lands).

Possible extent of (proto-)Celtic influence 800–400 BC
Celts in Europe
Map showing the pre-Migration Age distribution of the Germanic tribes in Proto-Germanic times, and stages of their expansion up to 50 BC, AD 100 and AD 300. The extent of the Roman Empire in 68 BC and AD 117 is also shown.
Ancient Germania
Slavic archaeological cultures, 5th–6th century
Slavic migration, 5th-10th century
Early Slavic settlements on territory of present Czechia in the 6th century
Bulgarians and Slavs in Europe in the 6th–7th century
Slavic kingdom of Samo, 7th century
Slavic kingdom of Samo, 7th century
Slavic peoples in Europe in the 7th–8th century
Slavic peoples in Europe in 700
Slavic peoples in Europe in the 8th–9th century
Slavic peoples in Europe in 850
Principality of Moravia until 833 AD
Great Moravia in the 9th century
Great Moravia in the 9th century
Great Moravia in the 9th century
Great Moravia in the era of duke Svatopluk I (870–894)
Great Moravia in the 9th century
Rise of the Frankish Empire
Carolingian Empire around 800
The Frankish Empire
Carolingian Empire (French description) – territory of present Czechia is included in the light green area
Europe in the death of emperor Charles the Great (814)
Final division of the Frankish Empire in the Treaty of Verdun (843) and Treaty of Meerssen (870)
Division of the Frankish Empire after 870
West Slavs in the 9th-10th century
West Slavs in the 10th century
Central Europe in 919-1125
Bohemian state between 936 and 999
Czech lands in the first third of the 11th century – Moravia under Polish rule (till 1019/1029)
[[|border|251x400px]] The Holy Roman Empire in the 10th century
Area ruled by king Ottokar II of Bohemia (1253-1271)
Crown of Bohemia at the turn of the 14th century (personal union with Poland and Hungary)
Crown of Bohemia in the 14th century under John of Bohemia (acquisition of Silesia)
Crown of Bohemia in the 14th century under Charles IV
Crown of Bohemia from the 14th century to 1742
Crown of Bohemia in the 14th century (German description)
(part of the following map The Holy Roman Empire in the 14th century)
The Holy Roman Empire in the 14th century
Crown of Bohemia as part of the Habsburg Lands in the 16th century (together with Austrian Lands and the Hungarian Lands)
The Holy Roman Empire and its circles in 1512
The (Habsburg) Empire of Charles I/V.
The (Habsburg) Empire of Charles I/V
The religious situation in central Europe around 1618
Area controlled by the Holy Roman Empire around 1630
Crown of Bohemia in 1648
Czech lands between 1742 and WWI
German Confederation
Borders of the German Confederation in 1820
Alliances of the member-states of the former German Confederation in the Austro-Prussian War, 1866
Aftermath of the Austro-Prussian War (1866)
In 1867 the Austrian Empire was continued by Austria-Hungary, making both Austria and Hungary constituent monarchies
Kingdoms and countries of Austria–Hungary:
Cisleithania: 1. Bohemia, 2. Bukovina, 3. Carinthia, 4. Carniola, 5. Dalmatia, 6. Galicia, 7. Austrian Littoral, 8. Lower Austria, 9. Moravia, 10. Salzburg, 11. Silesia, 12. Styria, 13. Tyrol, 14. Upper Austria, 15. Vorarlberg; Transleithania: 16. Hungary, 17. Croatia and Slavonia; 18. Bosnia and Herzegovina
Religions in Austria-Hungary, Andrees Allgemeiner Handatlas, 1st Edition, Leipzig (Germany) 1881
Ethnic map of Austria-Hungary, census 1880. German version
Ethnic map of Austria-Hungary, census 1890. English version
Slavic peoples in Europe in 1900
[[|border|251x400px]] Slavic peoples in Europe in 1902
Historical map of Austria-Hungary from the Bibliothek allgemeinen und praktischen Wissens für Militäranwärter Band I, 1905
Historical Silesia
Proposed United States of Greater Austria
The end of Austria-Hungary (in German)
Promotional map of the Czechoslovak lands published in exile magazine La Nation Tchèque. The magazine was published in France during the First World War
Territorial claims of German-Austria (new republic declared after the First World War) against Czechoslovakia (red line shows current borders of Austria)
The same map in English
Polish territorial claims against Czechoslovakia according to the Dmowski Line (Těšín/Cieszyn Silesia, Orava/Orawa, Spiš/Spisz)
Polish claims on territory disputed with Czechoslovakia in 1920 (Polish claim to Orava/Orawa and Spiš/Spisz not shown)
Location of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Czechoslovakia until 1928 (before Moravia and Silesia were merged into Moravia-Silesia)
Czechoslovakia 1928–1938 (after Moravia and Silesia were merged into Moravia-Silesia)
Czechoslovakia in 1938-1939 (German, Polish and Hungarian territorial acquisitions shown)
[[|border|251x400px]] Historical Chebsko (Egerland) 1322–1806 and the Cheb (Eger) region (Regierungsbezirk Eger) of Sudetenland
The borders of Germany on August 31, 1939 after German occupation of the Sudetenland in 1938 and further German annexation of the rest of the Czech part of Czechoslovakia in 1939
The Great Germany (Großdeutschland) with annexed Austria (March 1938), Sudetenland (November 1938) and the rest of the Czech part of Czechoslovakia (March 1939)
Administrative districts in territories under the control of Nazi Germany in 1941.

Großdeutschland im Jahre 1941
Eastern front of the Second World War circa 1941-1942.
The Allied offensive on Southern Central Europe
Czechoslovakia 1969 (after federalisation and the creation of the Czech Socialist Republic and the Slovak Socialist Republic)

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.

Historical map of Bohemia (Bohemia proper - pink, Moravia - yellow, Austrian/Bohemian Silesia - orange) by the German Brockhaus Konversations-Lexikon, 1892

Satellite maps

Satellite map

Notes and references

General remarks:

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  • Historical maps are included in the continent, country and dependency entries.
  • The status of various entities is disputed. See the content for the entities concerned.
  • The maps of former countries that are more or less continued by a present-day country or had a territory included in only one or two countries are included in the atlas of the present-day country. For example the Ottoman Empire can be found in the Atlas of Turkey.

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