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The Czech Republic is a land-locked country which is situated in the
centre of a temperate zone of the northern hemisphere in the central
part of Europe and covers the territory of the historic lands of
Bohemia, Moravia and a part of Silesia.
From the physical-geographical point of view the Czech Republic is
situated on the divide of two mountain systems of the Bohemian massive
and the Western Carpathians. The main European watersheds dividing the
river basins of the North, Baltic and Black Seas pass through the
territory of the Czech Republic.
Thanks to its position in the heart of Europe the country has been
confronted with various cultural influences and architectural styles
in the course of its history. Since the country suffered little damage
during the World War II, nor destruction due to redevelopment
projects, a rich cultural heritage has been preserved. In the Czech
Republic there are a total of 12 listed heritage reservations
recognized by the international organization UNESCO: Prague - the
historic centre, Cesky Krumlov - the historic centre, Telc - the
historic centre, Zdar nad Sazavou - the pilgrimage church of St. Jan
Nepomucky on Zelena Hora, Kutna Hora - the historic centre, Lednice -
the Lednicko-Valticky grounds, Holasovice - the village reservation,
Kromeriz - the gardens and palace, Litomysl - the palace and its
grounds, Olomouc - the column of the Holy Trinity, Brno - Villa
Tugendhat, Trebic - the Jewish quarter and St. Procopus Basilica.
The most significant areas in food production are industries
processing flour, sugar, meat and brewing beer. There is a long
prevailing tradition in breeding freshwater fish and in this
connection fish-farming in the numerous man-made lakes is well
developed. Hops are an important export article.