České Středohoří

The České středohoří, also known as Central Bohemian Uplands[1] or Central Bohemian Highlands,[2] is a geomorphological region in northern Bohemia of the Czech Republic.

Central Bohemian Uplands
LovosMiles.jpg
Milešovka (left) and Kletečná as seen from Lovoš
Highest point
PeakMilešovka
Elevation837 m (2,746 ft)
Coordinates50°35′00″N 14°07′30″E / 50.5833°N 14.125°E / 50.5833; 14.125
Dimensions
Area1,266 km2 (489 sq mi)
Naming
Native nameČeské středohoří (Czech)
Geography
České Středohoří is located in Czech Republic
České Středohoří
Location of the České Středohoří in the Czech Republic
CountryCzech Republic
RegionsÚstí nad Labem and Liberec
Range coordinates50°35′00″N 14°07′30″E / 50.5833°N 14.125°E / 50.5833; 14.125Coordinates: 50°35′00″N 14°07′30″E / 50.5833°N 14.125°E / 50.5833; 14.125
Parent rangeOre Mountains Foothills
Geology
Type of rockbasalt

GeographyEdit

The region is about 80 km long, extending from Česká Lípa in the northeast to Louny in the southwest and from Litoměřice in the south to Děčín in the north, and is intersected by the river Elbe. The mountains, which are of volcanic origin, have distinctively sharp solitary peaks.

ProtectionEdit

The eponymous protected landscape area covers most of the uplands' territory; consequently, construction through the area of the D8 motorway (part of European route E55 between Dresden and Prague) was very controversial. Despite this, the motorway was finally completed in December 2016.

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Central Bohemian Uplands and Žatecko at www.czecot.com. Accessed on 28 Feb 2011.
  2. ^ e.g. The New Encyclopaedia Britannica, Volume 31, Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1998, p. 371

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