Geografie 2010, 115, 144-160

Regional division of Czechia on the basis of spatial interaction modelling

Marián Halás1,2, Pavel Klapka1,2

1Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, Přírodovědecká fakulta, katedra geografie, třída 17. listopadu 12, 771 46 Olomouc, Czechia
2Ústav geoniky AV ČR, v. v. i., oddělení environmentální geografie, Drobného 28, 602 00 Brno, Czechia

Received April 2009
Accepted March 2010

Spatial interactions represent mutual relations between geographic areas or regions at different hierarchical levels. The Reilly’s law is one of the spatial interaction models which was originally constructed for survey of retail gravitation and was based on purely formal relations. The article aims at closer presentation of the Reilly’s law and proposes possible applications of the model in regional delineation tasks and in formation of the administrative division of Czechia. Comparisons with other regional and administrative divisions are included as well.


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