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Liberec Region

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Country  Czech Republic
Area  3,162.93 km2
Population  438,600
Capital  Liberec

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Destinations  Liberec, Jablonec nad Nisou, Ceska Lipa, Turnov, Harrachov
Points of interest  Jested, Jizera Mountains, Centrum Babylon Liberec, Lake Macha, Trosky Castle

University  Technical University of Liberec

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Liberec Region (Czech: Liberecký kraj) is an administrative unit (Czech: kraj) of the Czech Republic, located in the northernmost part of its historical region of Bohemia. It is named after its capital Liberec. The region shares international borders with Germany and Poland. Domestically the region borders the Ústí nad Labem Region to the west, the Central Bohemian Region to the south and the Hradec Králové Region to the east.

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Administrative divisions

Liberec Region Wikipedia

The Liberec Region is divided into 4 districts:

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  • Česká Lípa District
  • Jablonec nad Nisou District
  • Liberec District
  • Semily District
  • At a lower level, the region has 215 municipalities, comprising 65 in the Semily District, 59 in the Jablonec nad Nisou District, 57 in the Česká Lípa District and 34 in the Liberec District.

    Cities and towns

    The largest cities in Liberec region include:

  • Liberec, capital
  • Česká Lípa
  • Chrastava
  • Frýdlant
  • Jablonec nad Nisou
  • Semily
  • Turnov
  • Physical geography

    The region's landscape includes the Jizera Mountains, part of the Krkonoše Mountains and part of the Lusatian Mountains.

    The region was affected by flash floods in August 2010, with swelling of the river Smědá being one of the factors to prompt evacuation efforts in the region.

    Demography

    As of 1 January 2012 the population of the Liberec Region was 438,600 with 214,983 males and 223,617 females, accounting for 49.0% and 51.0% of the population respectively.

    Economy

    The Liberec Region hosts manufacturing, glassmaking, mechanical engineering and jewellery production industries among others. The region is part of the so-called Black Triangle, an area of heavy industrialization and environmental damage on the three-way border of Poland, Germany, and the Czech Republic.

    Culture

    The Liberec Region is home to 11 national cultural monuments including Bezděz Castle, Dlaskův statek in Dolánky u Turnova and the Ještěd Tower which transmits television signals as well as being a hotel. 2013 saw the proposal of an additional two sites to the list, those being a glass grinding plant in Harrachov dating from 1895 and the Janatův Mlýn watermill in Buřany, part of which remains from 1767.

    A Neolithic site dating to around 4,500 BC was uncovered in 2007 near the village of Příšovice.

    Lake Mácha near the town of Doksy is an important regional centre for leisure, attracting around 30,000 visitors annually. The vicinity of the lake has a caravan park and hosts an annual music festival called Mácháč, which was attended by approximately 8,000 people in 2013.

    Transport

    The region lacks any motorways. The region is linked to Prague by the R10 expressway, which terminates in the town of Turnov. The length of operated railway lines in the region is 551 km (342 mi). Three airports are in the region; Hradčany Airport, a disused military airport near the town of Ralsko, is the most significant. Other minor airports exist in Česká Lípa and Hodkovice nad Mohelkou.

    Education

    The region is home to the public Technical University of Liberec, which was founded in 1953. The university, which originally specialised in Mechanical and Textile Engineering, added a further four faculties in the 1990s, namely those specialising in Education, Economy, Architecture and Mechatronics.

    References

    Liberec Region Wikipedia


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