Geografie 1986, 91, 177-188

Urbanized Settlement Systems "Town-hinterland" in Czechoslovakia

Jan Bína

Geografický ústav ČSAV, Mendlovo nám. 1, 662 82 Brno, Czechia

Urbanized settlement systems "town-hinterland" have their source in nodal zones (centre settlement systems) of bigger towns. They are characterized by: (1) the deepening of nodal processes, (2) the transmission of qualitative traits of towns towards their hinterlands, (3) the growth dynamics of hinterlands. The article examines to what extent the Czechoslovak regions of Centres of District Meaning (246) can be considered as units of urbanized settlement system "town-hinterland" of elected hierarchical degree.