DR. ANTONIN BOHÁČ, COUNCILLOR OF THE STATE BUREAU OF STATISTICS, PRAGUE
The Czechoslovak Republic came into existence on October 28, 1918, after the collapse of the Austro- Hungarian Empire. It was formed of territory which formerly belonged to three states: Austria, Hungary, and Germany. The Czech lands, Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia, were formerly part of Austria. By the Treaty of St. Germain, Bohemia was given eleven Lower Austrian parishes and Moravia five. Slovakia and the autonomous territory of Carpathian Ruthenia (Podkarpatská Rus) were parts of the former Hungarian territories. By the Treaty of Versailles, Germany ceded a part of Prussian Silesia inhabited by Czechs, a district named Hlučínsko, which was united with Czechoslovak Silesia. Parts of eastern Silesia, the so-called Teschen, together with parts of the Orava and Spiš counties in Slovakia, were given to Poland.
The Czechoslovak Republic has an area of 140,485 square kilometers (54,241 square miles) and, accord-