historic region (20,368 sq mi/52,753 sq km) and former kingdom, in W and central Czech Republic
. Bohemia is bounded by Austria in the southeast, by Germany in the west and northwest, by Poland in the north and northeast, and by Moravia in the east. Its natural boundaries are the Bohemian Forest
, the Erzgebirge
("ore mountains") chain, the Sudetes
, and the Bohemian-Moravian heights.
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