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Morava
Flag of Moravia
Flag
Moravia.svg
Coat of arms
Anthem: Jsem Moravan

CZ-cleneni-Morava-wl.png
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)
Area
 • Total22,348.87 km2 (8,628.95 sq mi)
Population
 • 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

  1. ARTEGA. "Kraje v ČR – počet obyvatel, hrubá mzda a nezaměstnanost". http://ciselnik.artega.cz/kraje_pocet_obyvatel_hruba_mzda_nezamestnanost.php. 
  2. Royal Frankish Annals (year 822), pp. 111–112.
  3. Morava, Iniciativa Naša. "Fakta o Moravě – Naša Morava". http://www.nasamorava.eu/fakta-o-morave.html. 
  4. "Encyklopedie dějin města Brna". 2004. http://encyklopedie.brna.cz/home-mmb/?acc=profil_udalosti&load=550. 
  5. "Moravia definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary" (in en). https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/moravia.