South Bohemian Region
Jindřichův Hradec castle
|• Hejtman||Jiří Zimola|
|• Total||10,056.79 km2 (3,882.95 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||1,378 m (4,521 ft)|
|• Density||63/km2 (160/sq mi)|
South Bohemia (
The region borders (from the west clockwise) the regions
Thanks to its geographical location and natural conditions the region belongs to the areas where the first settlements began to appear in the distant past. In the past centuries, the South Bohemia was famous for fishpond cultivation and forestry. The region has been industrialized since the beginning of the twentieth century. Nowadays, it is an attractive destination due to its natural and culturally historical richness. The travel industry has been recently the fastest growing industry in the region.
The region was established based on the constitutional lax No. 347/97 of Collections concerning the formation of higher territorial administrative units. The region and its authorities are specified by Act No. 129-2000 of Collections concerning regions, which came into effect on the day of the regional authorities elections, or on January 1, 2001.