About CZ
Facts about the Czech Republic



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The Czech Republic is a relatively small country in terms of area, about 79 000 k (similar in size to Ireland, for example), yet it is very rich and diverse in terms of regional landscapes and sights.


The Czech Republic is administratively divided into 14 regions: Prague (Hlavní město Praha), South Bohemia (Jihočeský kraj), South Moravia (Jihomoravský kraj), Karlovy Vary (Karlovarský kraj), Hradec Králové (Královéhradecký kraj), Liberec (Liberecký kraj), Moravia-Silesia (Moravskoslezský kraj), Olomouc (Olomoucký kraj), Pardubice (Pardubický kraj), Pilsen (Plzeňský kraj), Central Bohemia (Středočeský kraj), Ústí nad Labem (Ústecký kraj), Vysočina (Kraj Vysočina) and Zlín (Zlínský kraj).

This chapter addresses the administrative structure only in part, as the regions are used here more for tourist purposes.

What are the Czech "tourist regions"? They are simply parts of the country that offer a certain kind of tourism that connects the individual elements of the region (such as its geography, nature, history and culture) and, at the same time, distinguishes it from other areas. For example, one region may be ideal for wine lovers or for cyclists, while another will please people who love hiking and skiing in the mountains. The government agency CzechTourism is responsible for promoting the Czech regions.

Information Portals of Czech Republic's Regions:
Central Bohemia Region
South Bohemian Region
Plzeň Region
Karlovy Vary Region
The Ustí Region
Liberec Region
Hradec Králové Region
The Pardubice Region
The Vysočina Region
South Moravian Region
The Olomouc Region
Moravian-Silesian Region
Zlín Region



Added: 08.02.2009

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