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Bohemia (Czech: Čechy{{#invoke:Category handler|main}};<ref>There is no distinction in the Czech language between adjectives referring to Bohemia and to the Czech Republic; i.e. český means both Bohemian and Czech.</ref> German: About this sound Böhmen ; Polish: Czechy{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}; French: Bohême{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}; Latin: Bohemia{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}) is a region in the Czech Republic. In a broader meaning, it often refers to the entire Czech territory, including Moravia and Czech Silesia,<ref>The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001–05</ref> especially in historical contexts: the lands of the Bohemian Crown. Bohemia was a kingdom in the Holy Roman Empire and subsequently a province in the Habsburgs’ Austrian Empire. It was bounded on the south by Upper and Lower Austria, on the west by Bavaria, on the north by Saxony and Lusatia, on the northeast by Silesia, and on the east by Moravia. From 1918 to 1939 and from 1945 to 1992 it was part of Czechoslovakia; and, since 1993, it has formed much of the Czech Republic.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Bohemia has an area of {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} and today is home to approximately 6 million of the Czech Republic's 10.3 million inhabitants. It is bordered by Germany to the west and northwest, Poland to the northeast, the historical region of Moravia to the east, and Austria to the south. Bohemia's borders are marked with mountain ranges such as the Bohemian Forest, the Ore Mountains, and the Krkonoše, the highest in the Sudeten mountain range.


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