Central Europe is the region comprising the central part of Europe. It is said to occupy continuous territory that are otherwise conventionally Western Europe, Southern Europe and Eastern Europe. The concept of Central Europe is based on a common historical, social and cultural identity. Central Europe is going through a phase of "strategic awakening", with initiatives such as the CEI, Centrope and the Visegrád Four. While the region's economy shows high disparities with regard to income, all Central European countries are listed by the Human Development Index as very highly developed.
- Austria - Territory in central Europe, ruled since 1955 by the Republik Österreich
- Czech Republic - Territory in central Europe, ruled since 1993 by the Ceská Republika
- Germany - Territory in north central Europe, ruled since 1990 by the Bundesrepublik Deutschland
- Hungary - Territory in central Europe, ruled since 1989 by the Magyarország
- Poland - Territory in central Europe, ruled since 1989 by the Rzeczpospolita Polska
- Slovakia - Territory in central Europe, ruled since 1993 by the Slovenská republika
- Slovenia - Territory in central Europe, ruled since 1991 by the Republika Slovenija
- Switzerland - Territory in west central Europe, ruled since 1848 by the Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft - Confédération suisse - Confederazione Svizzera
The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Central Europe" as of 7 Nov 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.