The Czech Republic is divided into three historic lands; Bohemia to the West nearly takes up half of the country and is with a size of about 52 000 square kilometers the largest part.

To the outer North East of the country’s territory lies Czech Silesia, comparatively small of size, it borders with Poland. For that matter, Poland holds the largest part of Silesia today. In between is the third historical part of the Czech Republic, Moravia.

The Czech Republic today has fourteen official administrative regions; hence the old division in three parts is only topographical without concrete political importance.