Geography of Czech Republic
Czech Republic is considered to be a large nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 78,867 km² (approx. 30,451 mi²). Continental shelf of Czech Republic is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). Czech Republic is located in Europe. Europe is a continent whose borders date back to the period of antiquity. European countries include, but are not limited to, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Malta, and The Vatican. Czech Republic has 4 neighbouring countries. Its neighbours include Austria, Germany, Poland, Slovakia. Czech Republic is a landlocked country. The average elevation range of Czech Republic is 433 m (1,421 ft).
Total length of land borders of Czech Republic is 2143 kilometers (~827 miles). Czech Republic shares its land borders with 4 different countries, and has the same number of unique land boundaries to neigbouring territories. As in the case of Czech Republic, if a country has the same number of unique neighboring territories as number of land borders, than that country has no non-contiguous sections of a land border. This is in contrast to several countries that have multiple non-contiguous sections of land borders. Czech Republic has 4 neighbouring countries. Its neighbours include Austria, Germany, Poland, and Slovakia. The lengths of the land borders of Czech Republic with its neighbouring countries are as follows:
- Austria - 362 km (225 mi),
- Germany - 815 km (507 mi),
- Poland - 658 km (409 mi),
- Slovakia - 215 km (134 mi).
The capital city of Czech Republic is Prague. The largest city in Czech Republic is Prague.
The average elevation range of Czech Republic is 433 m (1,421 ft). The highest point of Czech Republic is Sněžka, with its official height being 1602 m (5,256 ft). The lowest point of Czech Republic is Elbe. It lies at 115 m (377 ft) above the sea level. The elevation difference between the highest (Sněžka) and lowest (Elbe) points of Czech Republic is 1487 m (2 ft).
The total land area of Czech Republic is 78,867 km² (approx. 30,451 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 0 km² (~0 mi²). The continental shelf of Czech Republic is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). Including land mass and EEZ, the total area of Czech Republic is approximately 78,867 km² (~30,451 mi²). Czech Republic is considered to be a large nation because of its total area.
Forest and arable land
26,000 km² of Czech Republic's territory is covered in forests, and forest land comprises 33% of all the land in the country. There are 29,999 km² of arable land in Czech Republic, and it comprises 38% of the country's total territory.
Read our section on climate to discover what parameters affect these and other biomes of the country.
The most notable natural resources found in Czech Republic are hard coal, soft coal, kaolin, clay, graphite, timber, arable land.