Geografie 2001, 106, 12-25

Delimitation of peripheral regions of Czechia and their features studied with the help of statistical analysis

Miroslav Marada

Katedra sociální geografie a regionálního rozvoje, Přírodovědecká fakulta UK, Albertov 6, 128 43 Praha 2, Czechia

The paper examines the possibilities of using statistical analysis when studying peripheral regions on the case of Czechia. At first, peripheral districts were delimited with the help of componental analysis on the basis of six indices. The only extracted component is interpreted and the distribution of districts component scores is depicted in a cartogram. Peripheral regions are shortly commented. Secondly, the calculated componental score was correlated to the districts location indices and to the physical geographical characteristics in view to describe the impact of natural conditions and geographic position on the current location of peripheral and core territories. The attention is also paid to the correlations of the componental score to the selected social economic indices and the established relations are commented. Finally, the author tries to formulate a definition of peripheral region under the conditions of the Czech Republic.


Článek vznikl v rámci projektu "Perspektivy vývoje periferních oblastí v ČR" Grantové agentury Univerzity Karlovy, grant č. 126/1998/M.