Otázka: Ústí nad Labem Region – My region
Ústí nad Labem Region is located in the north-western part of Bohemia and named after the capital, Ústí nad Labem. It covers the majority of the former North Bohemia province.
It borders the regions of Liberec , Central Bohemia , Plzeň , Karlovy Vary and the German region of Saxony.
In Ústí are a lot of different types of landscape. There are Ore Mountains and Bohemian Central Uplands with many volcanic hills. There are areas devastated by coal mining.
The southern part of the region, Polabí, is flat and fertile. In the northeast are the sandstone formations of Bohemian Switzerland, including the monumental Pravčická brána, a natural sandstone arch.
The region has 821 000 inhabitants, the fifth most populous in the Czech Republic.
The largest city is Ústí nad Labem, the region’s seat, with 93 000 inhabitants.
The Ústí nad Labem Region is divided into 7 districts:
Chomutov,Most,Teplice,Ústí nad labem,Děčín,Louny and Litoměřice.
Ústí nad Labem Region is crossed by railway lines connecting Berlin via Prague to Vienna or Budapest, as well as the Elbe water way. The region is also crossed by the D8 motorway.
Places of Interests:
- Říp Mountain ─ Říp Mountain is a solitary hill rising up from the central Bohemian flatland where, according to legend, the first Czechs settled. The mountain and the rotunda are the Czech national cultural monuments.
- Terezín─ is a former military fortress. It was also concentration camp established by the SS during World War II located in German-occupied Czechoslovakia.
- Pravčická brána─ it is the largest natural sandstone arch in Europe, and one of the most striking natural monuments in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.