Geografie 2015, 120, 397-421

Socio-geographic regionalization of Czechia

Martin Hampl, Miroslav Marada

Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Přírodovědecká fakulta, katedra sociální geografie a regionálního rozvoje, Albertov 6, 128 43 Praha 2, Czechia

Received June 2014
Accepted February 2015

The issue of regionalization is one of the repeatedly discussed topics of geographical study. Results of socio-geographic regionalization are very important in terms of both cognition and application. In the former case, one has to stress their synthetic character and relevant description of geographical arrangement of their social phenomena, relations and circumstances. In the latter case, there is the utilization of results of regionalization for the drafting of regional policy when regulating and supporting the creation of labour markets, territorial administration, etc. The study is based on an analysis of relations between inhabitants and economic activities. The information collected by censuses, especially on commuting to work and school, is of crucial importance. When it comes to methodology, the regionalization relating to 2011 is similar to the forms of regionalization delineated earlier (as of 1970, 1980, 1991 and 2001). Thanks to this, one can make comparisons of development and determine substantial tendencies in regional organization of society within Czechia.


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