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According to the Act no. 129/2000 Coll. (Law on Regions) on higher-level territorial self-governing units (vyšší územní samosprávné celky), which implements Chapter VII of the Czech Constitution, the Czech Republic is divided into thirteen regions (kraje) and one capital city (hlavní město) with regional status as of 1 January 2000. The older administrative units seventy-six districts (okresy, singular okres) are still recognized and remain the seats of various branches of state administration,[1] such as the judicial system.

Regions of the Czech Republic
Kraje České republiky (Czech)
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CategoryUnitary state
LocationCzech Republic
Number14 Regions
Populations310,245 (Karlovy Vary) – 1,274,633 (Central Bohemia)
Areas191.5 sq mi (496.1 km2) (Prague) - 4,252.9 sq mi (11,015.0 km2) (Central Bohemia)
GovernmentRegion government, National government
SubdivisionsDistrict
Region Czech Name
(kraj)
Capital Population
(2011 census) [2]
Area
(km²)
Population density
(/km²)
GDP
(in million CZK)
GDP per capita
A  Prague Hlavní město Praha Prague 1,272,690 496.10 2,360 637,704 547,096
S  Central Bohemian Středočeský Prague 1,274,633 11,014.97 104 288,888 253,912
C  South Bohemian Jihočeský České Budějovice 637,460 10,056.79 62 150,970 251,106
J  Vysočina Vysočina Jihlava 512,727 6,795.56 75 121,318 234,530
P  Plzeň Plzeňský Plzeň 574,694 7,560.93 73 137,911 216,639
K  Karlovy Vary Karlovarský Karlovy Vary 310,245 3,314.46 92 65,789 216,639
U  Ústí nad Labem Ústecký Ústí nad Labem 830,371 5,334.52 154 188,041 229,146
L  Liberec Liberecký Liberec 439,262 3,162.93 135 94,451 229,146
H  Hradec Králové Královéhradecký Hradec Králové 555,683 4,758.54 115 133,767 244,549
E  Pardubice Pardubický Pardubice 505,285 4,519 112 116,639 230,880
M  Olomouc Olomoucký Olomouc 639,946 5,266.57 123 134,376 211,467
T  Moravian-Silesian Moravskoslezský Ostrava 1,236,028 5,426.83 227 280,210 222,638
B  South Moravian Jihomoravský Brno 1,169,788 7,194.56 159 285,855 254,684
Z  Zlín Zlínský Zlín 590,459 3,963.55 149 131,789 222,885
CZ  Czech Republic Prague 10,562,214 78,864.92 130 2,767,717 271,161
Note: The letter in the first column is used as a 2nd character on Czech (civilian) license plates.

Symbols of Czech regionsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The death of the districts – 2003 January 2003 – Radio Prague
  2. ^ "Czech Republic at GeoHive". Archived from the original on 4 January 2015. Retrieved 21 December 2014.