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The town of Mikulov
The town of Mikulov
Flag of Moravia
Anthem: Jsem Moravan

Moravia (green) in relation to the current regions of the Czech Republic
Location of Moravia in the European Union
Location of Moravia in the European Union
Coordinates: 49°30′N 17°00′E / 49.5°N 17°E / 49.5; 17Coordinates: 49°30′N 17°00′E / 49.5°N 17°E / 49.5; 17
CountryCzech Republic
RegionsMoravian-Silesian Region, Olomouc Region, South Moravian Region, Vysočina, Zlín Region, South Bohemian Region, Pardubice Region
First mentioned822[2][3]
Former capitalBrno (1641–1948)[4]
Brno, Olomouc (until 1641)
 • Total22,348.87 km2 (8,628.95 sq mi)
 • Total3,100,000[1]
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Moravia (Czech and Slovak: Morava; German: Mähren) is a historical region in the eastern part of the Czech Republic. It takes its name from the Morava River which flows from the north to the south of the land. [5]

Together with Bohemia in the West and Silesia in the North, Moravia made historical-political region called Czech Lands. Today, Moravia, Bohemia and small part of Silesia make up the current Czech Republic.

Important cities today are Brno, Olomouc, Ostrava and Zlín.

References[change | change source]

  1. ARTEGA. "Kraje v ČR – počet obyvatel, hrubá mzda a nezaměstnanost". Archived from the original on 2016-10-15. Retrieved 2020-08-07.
  2. Royal Frankish Annals (year 822), pp. 111–112.
  3. Morava, Iniciativa Naša. "Fakta o Moravě – Naša Morava".
  4. "Encyklopedie dějin města Brna". 2004.
  5. "Moravia definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary". Retrieved 2020-08-07.