The chief rivers are the Labe (Elbe) and its main tributaries, the Vltava (Moldau) and the Ohře (Eger); the Elbe flows into the North Sea.
The Czech flag consists of a lower red field and an upper white field with a blue wedge reaching from the flagpole side of the flag to its center. The central feature on the small coat of arms is a split-tailed lion wearing a crown.
The large coat of arms makes pictorial references to Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia.
Restored and reopened in 1883, it continues to be one of Prague's landmarks.
An inscription on the ornate auditorium, Národ sobě , translates freely as "By the people to the people." A symbol of the Nazi occupation is Lidice, a community in central Bohemia.
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When Comenius went into permanent exile in 1628, a number of European countries invited him for extended visits. During the religious conflicts of the Thirty Years War (1618–1648), Comenius proposed the establishment of an ecumenical council of churches and an international academy of scientists.
Among his writings were a seven-volume manuscript with recommendations for the improvement of human affairs and a textbook with illustrations ( Orbis pictus ) that is said to be the first such textbook.
Wenceslas has been revered as a saint since the second half of the tenth century and as a patron and protector of the country and a symbol of statehood since the eleventh century.
The ancient chorale "Saint Wenceslas, Ruler of the Czech Land" ( Svatý Václave, vévodo českézemě ) has been a national hymn since the end of the thirteenth century.
Several historical personalities have special meaning for Czechs.