- For the beer brand, see Bohemia (brand)
Bohemia (Czech: Čechy]; German: Böhmen; Latin: Bohemia; Polish: Czechy) is a historical region in central Europe, occupying the western two-thirds of the traditional Czech Lands, currently the Czech Republic. In a broader meaning, it often refers to the entire Czech territory, including Moravia and Czech Silesia, especially in historical contexts, such as the Kingdom of Bohemia.
Bohemia has an area of 52,750 km² and 6.25 million of the Czech Republic's 10.3 million inhabitants. It is bordered by Germany to the southwest, west, and northwest, Poland to the north-east, the Czech 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 within the Sudeten mountains.
The two cities most associated with Czech beer, Plzeň and České Budějovice (Pilsen and Budweis in German), are located within Bohemia. "Bohemian beer" often refers to Pilsner.
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