The České středohoří, also known as Central Bohemian Uplands or Central Bohemian Highlands, is a geomorphological region in northern Bohemia of the Czech Republic.
|Central Bohemian Uplands|
|Elevation||837 m (2,746 ft)|
|Coordinates||50°35′00″N 14°07′30″E / 50.5833°N 14.125°E|
|Area||1,266 km2 (489 sq mi)|
|Native name||České středohoří (Czech)|
|Regions||Ústí nad Labem and Liberec|
|Range coordinates||50°35′00″N 14°07′30″E / 50.5833°N 14.125°ECoordinates: 50°35′00″N 14°07′30″E / 50.5833°N 14.125°E|
|Parent range||Ore Mountains Foothills|
|Type of rock||basalt|
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.
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.
- ^ 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