Geografie 1995, 100, 162-172

Socio-Geographical Conditions of the Děčín District

Milan Jeřábek

Sociologický ústav AV ČR, Stříbrnické nivy 4, 400 11 Ústí nad Labem, Czechia

The northerly Bohemian district is presented in this article. Selected topics are examined in a more detailed way. The historical introduction portrays the region's socio-economic development with industrialisation and transport network as key factors. Both chronological and territorial approaches are used. Changing conditions in 1970, 198O, and in the beginning of 1990's are examined. The region is also studied in the framework of the Czech Republic. Internal differences are shown, mainly in the field of population, economic activity, settlement structure, housing, industry, transportation, tourism, and cross-border cooperation.