South Bohemian Region

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Capital:Česk Budějovice
Area:10,056 km²
Inhabitants:625,267 (2001)
Pop. density:62 inh./km²
ISO 3166-2:CZ-JC
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Map of the Czech Republic highlighting the South Bohemian Region

South Bohemian Region (in Czech Jihočesk kraj) is an administrative unit (kraj) of the Czech Republic, located mostly in the southern part of its historical region of Bohemia, with a small part in southwestern Moravia. The region borders (from the west clockwise) the regions Plzen, Central Bohemia, Vysocina and South Moravia. To the south it borders Austria and Germany. The region was also previously referred to as Budĕjovický kraj or Českobudĕjovický kraj but since 2001 these terms are officially obsolete. Its capital is Česk Budějovice.

The region consists of the former districts (in Czech okresy) Česk Budějovice, Česk Krumlov, Jindřichův Hradec, Psek, Prachatice, Strakonice and Tbor.

Geography

The highest elevation in the region is the 1378 m high Plech in the Bohemian Forest, the lowest elevation with 350 m above seas level is at the Orlick dam.

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cs:Jihočeský kraj

de:Jihočeský kraj et:Lõuna-Tšehhi maakond eo:Sudbohemia Regiono nl:Zuid-Boheemse Regio ro:Regiunea Boemia de Sud sk:Juhočeský kraj sv:Region Sydbhmen

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