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Regions of the Czech Republic

This article is about current administrative division of the Czech Republic. For the traditional historical division of the country, see Czech lands.

Regions of the Czech Republic (Czech: kraj, plural: kraje) are higher-level territorial self-governing units of the Czech Republic. Every region is governed by a regional council, headed by a governor (hejtman). Elections to regional councils take place every four years.

Regions of the Czech Republic
  • Also known as:
  • Kraje České republiky (Czech)
CategoryUnitary state
LocationCzech Republic
Number13 regions + Prague
Populations293,311 (Karlovy Vary Region) – 1,397,997 (Central Bohemian Region)
Areas3,163 km2 (1,221 sq mi) (Liberec Region) – 10,929 km2 (4,220 sq mi) (Central Bohemian Region)
Government
Subdivisions

According to the Act no. 129/2000 Coll. ("Law on Regions"), which implements Chapter VII of the Czech Constitution, the Czech Republic is divided into thirteen regions and one capital city with regional status as of 1 January 2000.

Contents

The first kraje were created in the Kingdom of Bohemia during the reign of Charles IV in the 14th century and they lasted till 1862/68. Kraje were reintroduced in 1949 in Czechoslovakia and still exist today (except for the early 1990s) in its successor states despite many rearrangements.

Historical lands and current administrative regions

Rights and obligations of the regions include:

  • Establishment of secondary schools;
  • Responsibility for hospitals and social facilities;
  • Construction and repair of second and third class roads;
  • Organization of integrated transport systems;
  • Ordering of public intermunicipal transport;
  • Protection of the nature;
  • Cooperation in the distribution of EU funds within the NUTS-2 regions;
  • Tasks within the integrated rescue system;
  • Right to propose laws to the Chamber of Deputies and submit complaints to the Constitutional Court.
Licence plate Region Capital Population
(2021)
Area
(km2)
Population density
(/km2)
GDP
(million CZK, 2019)
GDP per capita
A Prague n/a 1,335,084 496 2,360 1,566,024 1,190,611
S Central Bohemian Prague 1,397,997 10,929 104 667,367 484,475
C South Bohemian České Budějovice 643,551 10,058 62 281,771 438,114
P Plzeň Plzeň 591,041 7,649 73 278,672 474,310
K Karlovy Vary Karlovy Vary 293,311 3,310 92 100,680 341,512
U Ústí nad Labem Ústí nad Labem 817,004 5,339 154 317,025 386,363
L Liberec Liberec 442,476 3,163 135 182,228 411,399
H Hradec Králové Hradec Králové 550,803 4,759 115 264,204 479,318
E Pardubice Pardubice 522,856 4,519 112 220,280 422,684
J Vysočina Jihlava 508,852 6,796 75 221,076 434,018
B South Moravian Brno 1,195,327 7,188 159 601,779 505,896
M Olomouc Olomouc 630,522 5,272 123 264,567 418,525
Z Zlín Zlín 580,119 3,963 149 266,509 457,361
T Moravian-Silesian Ostrava 1,192,834 5,427 227 516,623 430,005
CZ Czech Republic Prague 10,701,777 78,871 136 5,748,805 538,816
  • Central Bohemian Region

  • South Bohemian Region

  • Plzeň Region

  • Karlovy Vary Region

  • Ústí nad Labem Region

  • Liberec Region

  • Hradec Králové Region

  • Pardubice Region

  • Vysočina Region

  • South Moravian Region

  • Olomouc Region

  • Zlín Region

  • Moravian-Silesian Region

Regions of the Czech Republic
Regions of the Czech Republic Language Watch Edit This article is about current administrative division of the Czech Republic For the traditional historical division of the country see Czech lands Regions of the Czech Republic Czech kraj plural kraje are higher level territorial self governing units of the Czech Republic Every region is governed by a regional council headed by a governor hejtman Elections to regional councils take place every four years Regions of the Czech RepublicAlso known as Kraje Ceske republiky Czech CategoryUnitary stateLocationCzech RepublicNumber13 regions PraguePopulations293 311 Karlovy Vary Region 1 397 997 Central Bohemian Region Areas3 163 km2 1 221 sq mi Liberec Region 10 929 km2 4 220 sq mi Central Bohemian Region GovernmentRegion government National governmentSubdivisionsDistrict According to the Act no 129 2000 Coll Law on Regions which implements Chapter VII of the Czech Constitution the Czech Republic is divided into thirteen regions and one capital city with regional status as of 1 January 2000 1 Contents 1 History 2 Competences 3 List of regions 4 Coats of arms 5 See also 6 ReferencesHistory EditThe first kraje were created in the Kingdom of Bohemia during the reign of Charles IV in the 14th century and they lasted till 1862 68 Kraje were reintroduced in 1949 in Czechoslovakia and still exist today except for the early 1990s in its successor states despite many rearrangements Competences Edit Historical lands and current administrative regions Rights and obligations of the regions include 1 Establishment of secondary schools Responsibility for hospitals and social facilities Construction and repair of second and third class roads Organization of integrated transport systems Ordering of public intermunicipal transport Protection of the nature Cooperation in the distribution of EU funds within the NUTS 2 regions Tasks within the integrated rescue system Right to propose laws to the Chamber of Deputies and submit complaints to the Constitutional Court List of regions EditLicence plate Region Capital Population 2021 2 Area km2 Population density km2 GDP million CZK 2019 3 GDP per capitaA Prague n a 1 335 084 496 2 360 1 566 024 1 190 611S Central Bohemian Prague 1 397 997 10 929 104 667 367 484 475C South Bohemian Ceske Budejovice 643 551 10 058 62 281 771 438 114P Plzen Plzen 591 041 7 649 73 278 672 474 310K Karlovy Vary Karlovy Vary 293 311 3 310 92 100 680 341 512U Usti nad Labem Usti nad Labem 817 004 5 339 154 317 025 386 363L Liberec Liberec 442 476 3 163 135 182 228 411 399H Hradec Kralove Hradec Kralove 550 803 4 759 115 264 204 479 318E Pardubice Pardubice 522 856 4 519 112 220 280 422 684J Vysocina Jihlava 508 852 6 796 75 221 076 434 018B South Moravian Brno 1 195 327 7 188 159 601 779 505 896M Olomouc Olomouc 630 522 5 272 123 264 567 418 525Z Zlin Zlin 580 119 3 963 149 266 509 457 361T Moravian Silesian Ostrava 1 192 834 5 427 227 516 623 430 005CZ Czech Republic Prague 10 701 777 78 871 136 5 748 805 538 816Coats of arms Edit Central Bohemian Region South Bohemian Region Plzen Region Karlovy Vary Region Usti nad Labem Region Liberec Region Hradec Kralove Region Pardubice Region Vysocina Region South Moravian Region Olomouc Region Zlin Region Moravian Silesian RegionSee also EditAdministrative divisions of Czechoslovakia Districts of the Czech Republic List of Czech regions by GDP List of Czech regions by Human Development Index ISO 3166 2 CZ NUTS CZReferences Edit a b Zakon c 129 2000 Sb o krajich krajske zrizeni zakonyprolidi cz in Czech Retrieved 2 June 2021 Population of Municipalities 1 January 2021 Czech Statistical Office 30 April 2021 Regionalni ucty Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Regions of the Czech Republic amp oldid 1053114247, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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