Where is Czech Republic located on the map? Czech Republic is an independent nation located in Eastern Europe. Check out the following images to see location of Czech Republic on maps.
Czech Republic Location in World Map
The Czech Republic is located in Central Europe. In the west it borders on Germany for more than 800 kilometers. Poland is in the north, Slovakia in the east and Austria in the south. So the Czech Republic has three neighboring countries. The Czech Republic is a landlocked country: it does not border on any sea. The greatest width of the country is 493 kilometers. It takes a maximum of 278 kilometers from north to south to cross the country.
In the past the Czech Republic and Slovakia were a single country, Czechoslovakia. In 1992 they separated peacefully from each other. The countries of Bohemia and Moravia existed here much earlier. In the far east part of Silesia belonged to today’s area.
The Czech Republic is located in Central Europe.
There are mountains almost everywhere on the Czech borders. In the northwest there are the Ore Mountains and the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, the Czech part of which is known as Bohemian Switzerland.
In the southwest lies the Bohemian Forest. In Czech it’s called Šumava, the German part is called Bavarian Forest.
The Sudetes lie on the border with Poland. The highest mountain in the Czech Republic, Schneekoppe, is also located here. It is located in the Giant Mountains, part of the Sudetes, and measures 1603 meters in height. Her Czech name is Sněžka. The border between the Czech Republic and Poland runs across the Schneekoppe.
In the south lies the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands, a 600 to 800 meter high plateau. It divides the historical countries of Bohemia and Moravia.
If you travel to the Czech Republic, you will find many interesting destinations. In Prague, you should walk across Charles Bridge and walk up to the castle or take the tram. The clock tower at the Prague City Hall is famous. You will also find the Old Town Square here. The Nikolauskirche and the Teynkirche are also located on this old square. Many people also visit Prague’s old Jewish cemetery. Modern sights are the dancing house and the sculpture of the Franz Kafka head, whose “discs” turn.
But there is also a lot to discover outside of Prague. You will find great nature in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, where the Prebischtor can be found. Or you can hike on the Schneekoppe in the Giant Mountains! 40 km south of Prague you will find Karlstejn Castle from the 14th century. The crown insignia of the Holy Roman Empire used to be kept here. You will find a beautiful landscape in the rock city (Adelsbach-Weckelsdorfer rock city).
Rivers and Lakes
The interior is flat to hilly. The Elbe, called Labe here, flows in the northwest. It rises in the Czech Republic and flows in an arc to Germany.
From the south, the Vltava flows into the Elbe. With a length of 430 kilometers, the Vltava is the longest river in the Czech Republic. It also flows through the capital Prague and has a completely different name in Czech, namely Vltava. Incidentally, there are only a few lakes in the Czech Republic.
The winters in the Czech Republic are cool and snowy, while the summers are quite warm. The temperature naturally decreases with the height of the mountains. The average annual temperature in Prague is 8.1 degrees. The coldest month is January, the warmest July. Most of the rain falls in the summer months.
Czech Republic Facts
|Longest river||Moldova (430 km)|
|Highest mountain||Schneekoppe (1,603 m)|