Category Archives: Czech Republic

Central Bohemia

CENTRAL BOHEMIA Province of STREDOÈESKY in the Czech Republic. Advertisements

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Čechy

ČECHY Czech name for BOHEMIA and the CZECH REPUBLIC.

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Carpatho-Ukraine

CARPATHO-UKRAINE One of the federal republics in post-Munich Czechoslovakia, 1938-9, and an ephemeral state – for one day in March 1939.   It lay at the eastern end of the Czechoslovakia that had emerged out of the collapse of Austria-Hungary, further … Continue reading

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Brünn

BRÜNN German name of BRNO.

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Brno

BRNO     Brünn. The capital of Moravia, the eastern land of the Kingdom of Bohemia and of the present Czech Republic.   In the 12th century it was held as a principality by cadets of the Premyslids, the ruling House of Bohemia.   … Continue reading

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Breslau ~ Bishopric

BRESLAU ~ Bishopric. See also BRESLAU ~ Duchy   Bishopric in Silesia. The city of WROCŁAW, Polish since 1945, is on the River Oder, at a place where the river divides into several channels. Silesia was originally part of Poland, but the … Continue reading

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Borsod

BORSOD  Megye (county) in northeastern Hungary until 1918, extending northwestwards from the River Tisza.   Its capital was Miskolc.   It lay in Royal Hungary, the Habsburg-ruled part, from 1526, but was one of the counties temporarily detached to Transylvania in the … Continue reading

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Bohemia-Moravia

BOHEMIA-MORAVIA    PROTEKTORAT BÖHMEN UND MAHREN. Territory subservient to Nazi Germany, 1939-45. In the autumn of 1938 Czechoslovakia lost lands to Germany, Hungary and Poland, and became a loose federation, from which Slovakia seceded on 14th March 1939. President Hacha of … Continue reading

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Bohemia-Moravia

BOHEMIA-MORAVIA    PROTEKTORAT BÖHMEN UND MAHREN. Territory subservient to Nazi Germany, 1939-45. In the autumn of 1938 Czechoslovakia lost lands to Germany, Hungary and Poland, and became a loose federation, from which Slovakia seceded on 14th March 1939. President Hacha of … Continue reading

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Bohemia

BOHEMIA    ÈECHY (Cz); Böhmen (Ger). A region in central Europe; The Kingdom which included that region. The region of Bohemia proper is the west of the present Czech Republic, and lies in the basin of the River Elbe, which, as … Continue reading

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Bielsko-Biała

BIELSKO-BIAŁA Voivodship (Województwo bielski), 1975-99, in southern Poland, southwest of Kraków, and bordering on both the Czech Republic and Slovakia;  named after its capital, which was originally two neighbouring towns, Bielsko (Bielitz in German) on the eastern edge of Austrian … Continue reading

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Bereg

BEREG Former county in the north of the Kingdom of Hungary, lying north of the River Tisza.   It lay in Royal Hungary, the Habsburg-ruled part, from 1526, but was one of the counties temporarily detached to Transylvania in the … Continue reading

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Asch

ASCH    Now Aš.  A town in the northwest of the Czech Republic.   It lies within a district which is shaped like a finger thrusting into Germany, thereby separating the northeastern corner of Bavaria from Saxony. The district belonged to the … Continue reading

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Árva

ÁRVA   Magyar name of the northernmost county in the Kingdom of Hungary before 1918.  Orawa (Pol); Orava (Czech); Oravsko (Slovak). By a decision of the Conference of Ambassadors it was divided between Poland and Czechoslovakia (the larger part) in 1920.   … Continue reading

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