The České středohoří – Central Bohemian Uplands or Central Bohemian Highlands – is a mountain range located in northern Bohemia in the Czech Republic. The range 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.
|Central Bohemian Uplands|
Milešovka (left) and Kletečná as seen from Lovoš
|Elevation||837 m (2,746 ft)|
|Area||1,266 km2 (489 sq mi)|
|Native name||České středohoří|
|States/Provinces||Ústí nad Labem and Liberec|
|Parent range||Krušné Hory Subprovince|
|Type of rock||basalt|
The uplands are a nature reserve (Czech: Chráněná krajinná oblast – CHKO); 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.
- The Central Bohemian Uplands and Žatecko at www.czecot.com. Accessed on 28 Feb 2011.
- e.g. The New Encyclopaedia Britannica, Volume 31, Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1998, p. 371