Czech Republic: Country and Foreign Investment
The Czech Republic is a landlocked country in central Europe. With an area of 78,900 sq km, it shares borders with Germany and Poland to the north, Austria to the south and Slovakia to the east. It enjoys a temperate climate, with warm summers and cold winters with significant snowfall. The country is not mountainous, with flat plains to the west and extremely hilly terrain to the east. The highest point is Mt. Snezka (5,250 feet (1,603 metres)). The country does have mountain ranges at its borders (notably the Carpathian Mountains to the south-east). Three major rivers flow through the Czech Republic – the Vltava (the longest river in the Czech Republic), the Elbe and the Oder.