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Czech Republic. Basic Information. Location. geographical centre of Europe area 78 866 sq. km The highest point of elevation - Mt. Snezka (1 602 m above sea level) T he lowest point of elevation - near Hrensko where the River Labe leaves Czech territory (117 m above sea level)

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czech republic

Czech Republic

Basic Information

location
Location
  • geographical centre of Europe
  • area 78 866 sq. km
  • The highest point of elevation -

Mt. Snezka (1 602 m above sea level)

  • The lowest point of elevation - near Hrensko where the River Labe leaves Czech territory (117 m above sea level)
  • Capital city – Prague (1,2 mil. citizens)
economics
Economics
  • Currency – Czech Crown

(1 crown – 100 hellers)

  • 1 EUR = 30 CZK
  • 1 USD = 24, 68 CZK
  • GDP
moravian silesian region

Moravian-Silesian Region

Basic Information

geographic and demographic data
Geographic and demographic data
  • North-east part of Czech Republic
  • Borders with Poland (north, east) and Slovakia (east)
  • 6 districts (Bruntal, Frydek-Mistek, Karvina, Novy Jicin, Opava and Ostrava)
  • 5555 sq. km, 1,3 mil. inhabitants
the social infrastructure
The social infrastructure
  • 3 universities
    • VSB-TU Ostrava (technical and economic education; 6 faculties)
    • University of Ostrava (natural, human sciencies, health care; 4 faculties)
    • Silesian University (economic, natural, human sciencies; 2 faculties)
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Regional centre of culture
    • 15 museums
    • 8 theatres
    • Hundreds of public libraries; State Science Library
    • Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra
    • National heritage city zones – Novy Jicin, Stramberk, Pribor
industry
Industry
  • Main employer in the region
    • Coal mining, metallurgy, heavy engineering
    • Chemical, pharmaceutical, electrotechnical
  • Reducing industry
    • Coal mining (1989-2000 reduced by 50%)
    • Steel industry (1989-2000 reduced by 80%)
  • Privatisation process
    • 1990-1995 reduction of state-owned companies, quick rise of private companies
the transport infrastructure
The transport infrastructure
  • Road communication system
    • E 75: Opava-Ostrava-Cesky Tesin-Mosty near Jablunkov (border with Slovakia)
    • E 462: Novy Jicin-Frydek-Mistek-Cesky Tesin
    • D 47: motorway; still under construction
  • Railway systém
    • Being modernized nowadays
    • European Transit Corridor VI in progress
  • Air transport
    • Ostrava-Mosnov international airport
    • Several small airports with grass runways
partner searches for fp6
Partner Searches for FP6
  • Bochemie s.r.o.
  • CDV
  • Janites s.r.o.
  • LinuxBox s.r.o.
  • OU-IC
  • OU-Servis
  • Vitkovice – R & D s.r.o.