The Central Bohemian Region is the heart of the historical region of Bohemia. Its administrative centre is in the Czech capital of Prague. However, the city, while geographically in the centre of the region, is not part of it but a region unto itself.
Central Bohemia is quite beautiful, a land of ancient castles amidst a backdrop of forests, verdant plains, rocky gullies, and winding rivers. Its old towns and villages have beautiful town squares flanked by churches and burgher houses. In some of these towns there are ruins of ramparts with entry gates or traces of early fortifications.
The region has a thriving economy thanks to its central location, with industrial and other economic institutions being developed in the area.