Updated at 2023-05-23
When you think of the Czech Republic, what comes to mind? Perhaps it's the Velvet Revolution that put an end to communist rule, or the Prague Spring that called for reform, or even the term "Bohemian" that has been wrongly associated with the wandering lifestyle of the Romani people (who were not actually from Bohemia). Bohemia, and its historical capital Prague, seems to be the only thing that comes to most people's minds when they think of the Czech Republic. However, the Czech Republic is more than just Bohemia. To the east lies Moravia, a rural region that contrasts the industrialized sector of Bohemia. In the Bohemian Kingdom, Bohemia was the core region of the kingdom, while Moravia was an outlying area. The largest city in Moravia, Brno, was neither politically nor economically driven like Prague. Instead, Brno was much like the self-governing towns and cities in Moravia.
Agreement Date: March 27, 2023
Area: 230.2 square kilometers
Main industries/features: Brno is the second-largest city in the Czech Republic. It is an important industrial city and the railway hub of the country.