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Czech Republic: Geography#

LocationCentral Europe, between Germany, Poland, Slovakia, and Austria
Geographic Coordinates49 45 N, 15 30 E 49.75,15.5
Area total: 78,867 sq km
land: 77,247 sq km
water: 1,620 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundariestotal: 2,046 km
border countries: Austria 402 km, Germany 704 km, Poland 699 km, Slovakia 241 km
Coastline0 km (landlocked)
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Labe (Elbe) River 115 m
highest point: Snezka 1,602 m
Highest MountainsDue to difference in mountain rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Snezka 1602 m; Lucní hora 1555 m; Studnici hora 1554 m; Vysoke kolo 1509 m; Praded 1491 m
According to Geonames: Snezka 1602 m; Lucni hora 1555 m; Studnicn i hora 1554 m; Praded 1491 m; Vysoka hole 1463 m

Attempted Explanation: Please help us to try to explain the discrepancies by sending us helpful information to office@global-geography.org
TerrainBohemia in the west consists of rolling plains, hills, and plateaus surrounded by low mountains; Moravia in the east consists of very hilly country
Natural Hazardsflooding
Natural Resourcehard coal, soft coal, kaolin, clay, graphite, timber
Land Usearable land: 40.12%
permanent crops: 0.96%
other: 58.92% (2011)
Climatetemperate; cool summers; cold, cloudy, humid winters
Irrigated Land385.3 sq km (2007)
Renewable Water Resources13.15 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesair and water pollution in areas of northwest Bohemia and in northern Moravia around Ostrava present health risks; acid rain damaging forests; efforts to bring industry up to EU code should improve domestic pollution
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Sulfur 85, Air Pollution-Sulfur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesPrague; Brno; Ostrava; Plzen; Olomouc
[Verified]
Important Cities
Geography-notelandlocked; strategically located astride some of oldest and most significant land routes in Europe; Moravian Gate is a traditional military corridor between the North European Plain and the Danube in central Europe
Important Rivers
Important Lakes