Central Bohemia Region
- Official name: Středočeský kraj (Central Bohemian Region)
- Population: 1,201,827
- Area: 11,016 km2
- Number of municipalities: 1146, of which 80 are towns
- NUTS II: ROP Central Bohemia
The region is considered to be the heart of Bohemia, not only because of its location. It was in Central Bohemia that the oldest settlements were discovered and many historically important events took place.
To this day, Central Bohemia stands out with its many natural treasures and a large number of significant cultural and architectural monuments. The uniqueness and diversity of the region, which surrounds the Czech capital city on all sides, attracts more and more tourists, who regard it as the one of the most attractive destinations in all of Central Europe.
Those who plan to see the nature of Central Bohemia can enjoy five protected natural reserves, each with its own unique character. From a naturalist’s point of view, the most valuable reserve is Křivoklátsko, a biosphere reservation listed by UNESCO. Other natural treasures can also be found in the Bohemian Karst, around Kokořínsko, Blaník or in Bohemian Paradise, which belongs to a UNESCO network of geoparks.
Charming coves abound in the meanders of all local rivers, ponds and reservoirs. The largest and also the best known Central Bohemian rivers – Berounka, Labe (Elbe), Jizera, Vltava (Moldau) and Sázava – are very popular among fishermen and sportsmen alike. Water sports enthusiasts also enjoy the beauties of Slapy and Orlík reservoirs, which have all facilities to make a stay enjoyable, from a range of accommodation choices to equipment rental locations.
More than 4.000 points of interest
Extended telephone assistance on a distress line
Knights of Blaník Area
Communication technologies in terms of public administration and local government
- Official tourism portal: www.centralbohemia.cz/en
- Representation in Brussels:
Last update: 16.8.2011 16:02