Czechia, officially known as the Czech Republic, is a landlocked country located in Central Europe. It is bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the northeast. Its capital and largest city is Prague, known for its historic architecture and vibrant cultural scene. The country has a diverse landscape, with mountains, forests, and rivers, as well as a rich history and heritage, including Gothic and Renaissance architecture, and a strong tradition of beer brewing. The official language is Czech, and the country is a member of the European Union and NATO.