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Since January 1, 2000 (according to Czech Law no. 129/2000 (Law on Regions), which replaced paragraph 1/1993 of the Czech Constitution on Vyšší územně správních celcích (higher-level territorial administrative units) the Czech Republic has consisted of thirteen regions (kraje) and one capital city (hlavní město) with regional status. The older seventy-three districts (okresy, singular okres) are still recognized and remain the seats of various branches of state administration[1], such as the judicial system.

Regions of the Czech Republic. The letter identifying each is used in licence plates from that region.


Pop. = Population;   Pop.den. = Population density;
GDP = Gross Domestic Product (in million CZK);   GDP / cpa = GDP per capita (in CZK)
Region Capital Pop.¹ Area (km²) Pop.den. (/km²) GDP GDP/cpa
A  Prague, the capital city 1,170,571 496 2,360 637,704 547,096
S  Central Bohemian Region Prague 1,144,071 11,015 104 288,888 253,912
C  South Bohemian Region České Budějovice 625,712 10,057 62 150,970 251,106
P  Plzeň Region Plzeň 549,618 7,561 73 137,911 216,639
K  Karlovy Vary Region Karlovy Vary 304,588 3,315 92 65,789 216,639
U  Ústí nad Labem Region Ústí nad Labem 822,133 5,335 154 188,041 229,146
L  Liberec Region Liberec 427,563 3,163 135 94,451 229,146
H  Hradec Králové Region Hradec Králové 547,296 4,758 115 133,767 244,549
E  Pardubice Region Pardubice 505,285 4,519 112 116,639 230,880
M  Olomouc Region Olomouc 635,126 5,159 123 134,376 211,467
T  Moravian-Silesian Region Ostrava 1,257,554 5,535 227 280,210 222,638
B  South Moravian Region Brno 1,123,201 7,067 159 285,855 254,684
Z  Zlín Region Zlín 590,706 3,964 149 131,789 222,885
J  Vysočina Region Jihlava 517,153 6,926 75 121,318 234,530
CZ Czech Republic Prague 10,220,577 78,868 130 2,767,717 271,161

¹ 2004 estimate. updated numbers and source (in Czech)

Symbols of Czech regions

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