Geografie 2009, 114, 37-51

Contemporary tendencies of population development of metropolitan areas in Czechia: is an important turn coming?

Zdeněk Čermák1, Martin Hampl1, Jan Müller2

1Katedra sociální geografie a regionálního rozvoje Přírodovědecké fakulty Univerzity Karlovy v Praze, Albertov 6, 128 43 Praha 2, Czechia
2URS PRAHA, a. s., Pražská 18, 102 00 Praha 10, Czechia

Population development of metropolitan areas in Czechia displays in recent years a certain turn – since 2002 these territorial units have been growing again and increasing their share on the population of the country. However, when compared with the long-term development, those changes are rather insignificant. Their explanation comes mainly from the regional economic differentiation dating from the first decade of the transformation period. There is a dominant influence of international migration, whereas migration mobility of domestic population remains still at a low level.


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