historical land in the Czech Republic

Moravia (Czech and Slovak: Morava; German: Mähren) is a historical region in the eastern part of the Czech Republic. It takes its name from the Morava River which flows from the north to the south of the land. [5]

The town of Mikulov
The town of Mikulov
Flag of Moravia
Anthem: Jsem Moravan

Moravia (green) in relation to the current regions of the Czech Republic
Location of Moravia in the European Union
Location of Moravia in the European Union
Coordinates: 49°30′N 17°00′E / 49.5°N 17°E / 49.5; 17Coordinates: 49°30′N 17°00′E / 49.5°N 17°E / 49.5; 17
CountryCzech Republic
RegionsMoravian-Silesian Region, Olomouc Region, South Moravian Region, Vysočina, Zlín Region, South Bohemian Region, Pardubice Region
First mentioned822[2][3]
Former capitalBrno (1641–1948)[4]
Brno, Olomouc (until 1641)
 • Total22,348.87 km2 (8,628.95 sq mi)
 • Total3,100,000[1]
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Together with Bohemia in the West and Silesia in the North, Moravia made historical-political region called Czech Lands. Today, Moravia, Bohemia and small part of Silesia make up the current Czech Republic.

Important cities today are Brno, Olomouc, Ostrava and Zlín.


  1. ARTEGA. "Kraje v ČR – počet obyvatel, hrubá mzda a nezaměstnanost". Archived from the original on 2016-10-15. Retrieved 2020-08-07.
  2. Royal Frankish Annals (year 822), pp. 111–112.
  3. Morava, Iniciativa Naša. "Fakta o Moravě – Naša Morava".
  4. "Encyklopedie dějin města Brna". 2004.
  5. "Moravia definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary". Retrieved 2020-08-07.