I had a conversation with an industry colleague from the Czech Republic. I asked him if Bohemia was a specific area of just a region.
Hi Deane, the Czech Republic consists of western half (Bohemia) and eastern half (Moravia). So yes, Bohemia is a region. But people may sometime use it to refer to the whole country…
Does Silesia still exist?
Yes, it’s kinda third region north to Moravia. But it’s minor, so I didn’t bother to mention it :)
Do the regions have their own elected leaders and governments, or are they just named areas?
Not at this level. Politically, the country has some ten regions that are subsets of these three. Each region has its leader and administration.
The takeaway I got is that Bohemia is a region, like “the Midwest.” And just like the Midwest, it has no formal leaders, but its subdivisions (the states that make up the Midwest), each have leaders. So Bohemia is a group of states, essentially.