Pardubice Region


Pardubice Region
Pardubice Region (Pardubický kraj)
Region
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Country Czech Republic
Districts Chrudim District, Pardubice District, Svitavy District, Ústí nad Orlicí District
Capital Pardubice
Highest point Králický Sněžník
 - elevation 1,424 m (4,672 ft)
Area 4,519 km2 (1,745 sq mi)
Population 520,382 (03/2011)
Density 115 / km2 (298 / sq mi)
Governor Radko Martínek
ISO 3166-2 CZ-PA
Licence plate E
Website: http://www.pardubickykraj.cz/
Districts of Pardubice Region

Pardubice Region (Czech: Pardubický kraj) is an administrative unit (Czech: kraj) of the Czech Republic, located mainly in the eastern part of its historical region of Bohemia, with a small part in northwestern Moravia. It is named after its capital Pardubice. "There are a total of 452 municipalities in the region. Among these, there are 15 municipalities with extended powers and 26 municipalities with a delegated municipal office. Thirty-two of the municipalities are classified as towns. The regional central offices are in Pardubice.[1]

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Cities and towns

Population

Total population of the Pardubice Region is 516,329 as at 31 December 2009.[2] There is 17 municipalities over 5000 inhabitants, 453 municipalities total in the Pardubice Region. The largest town of the region is Pardubice, the district had approximately 167,481 inhabitants as at 31 December 2009.

Geography

Economy

The region's GDP has risen the most in the agriculture section. Small, yet noticeable figures of GDP have also increased in transport, building, real estate, agriculture and tourism..

Industry

Industry and commercial public services are the basis of Pardubice's economy. General engineering, textiles, clothing, and leather processing are the strongest industrial branches.

Transport

"As far as transport in the region is concerned, there are 500 kilometres of train lines. The most important one is part of the international train line E040 (Paris - Nurnberg - Prague - Vienna) and also of the E061 (Berlin - Prague - Brno - Vienna)."[3] The public international airport in Pardubice is significant. Operating for both public and military flights, its listed in the category of the top 5 airports in the Czech Republic. Road networks make up over 3,600 km that transverse throughout the region. The I/37 connection to the I/17 is noted as the most important.

Agriculture

Agriculture plays a big role covering about 60% of the land.

Tourism

Attractions from natural tourist spots (such as the Železné Mountains and the Orlické Mountains) to historical monuments, mostly of medieval castles established since the 13th century all encourage tourism to the region. "The most significant historical monuments in the region are connected with the noble Pernštejn family, from Moravia, who had two huge castles built, at Litice on the Orlice and on Kunětická hora near Pardubice."[4]

Unemployment

Registered unemployment as of 2002 reached nearly 9% of the population. About 52% of those are women, and 44% are skilled workers.

References

  1. ^ The Pardubice Region, Official site, Retrieved 14 April 2011
  2. ^ Czech Statistical Office Český statistický úřad in Czech)
  3. ^ Czech Republic - Official Website
  4. ^ [1][dead link]

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