|Districts||Liberec, Jablonec nad Nisou, Česká Lípa, Semily|
|• Governor||Martin Půta (STAN)|
|• Total||3,162.93 km2 (1,221.21 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||1,435 m (4,708 ft)|
|• Density||140/km2 (360/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||CZ-LI|
Liberec Region (Czech : Liberecký kraj, German : Reichenberger Region, Polish : Kraj liberecki) is an administrative unit (Czech: kraj ) of the Czech Republic, located in the northernmost part of its historical region of Bohemia. It is named after its capital Liberec. The region shares international borders with Germany and Poland. Domestically the region borders the Ústí nad Labem Region to the west, the Central Bohemian Region to the south and the Hradec Králové Region to the east.
The Liberec Region is divided into 4 districts:
|Districts of Liberec Region|
At a lower level, the region has 215 municipalities, comprising 65 in the Semily District, 59 in the Jablonec nad Nisou District, 57 in the Česká Lípa District and 34 in the Liberec District.
The table below gives an overview of towns and cities in the region that have at least 7,000 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2019).
|Jablonec nad Nisou||45,802||31||Jablonec nad Nisou District|
|Česká Lípa||37,444||66||Česká Lípa District|
|Nový Bor||11,678||20||Česká Lípa District|
|Hrádek nad Nisou||7,722||49||Liberec District|
The region's landscape includes the Jizera Mountains, part of the Krkonoše Mountains and part of the Lusatian Mountains.
The region was affected by flash floods in August 2010, with swelling of the river Smědá being one of the factors to prompt evacuation efforts in the region.
As of 1 January 2019, the population of the Liberec Region was 442,356 with 217,791 men and 224,565 women, accounting for 49.2% and 50.8% of the population respectively.
The Liberec Region hosts manufacturing, glassmaking, mechanical engineering and jewellery production industries among others.The region is part of the so-called Black Triangle, an area of heavy industrialization and environmental damage on the three-way border of Poland, Germany, and the Czech Republic.
The Liberec Region is home to 11 national cultural monuments including Bezděz Castle, Dlaskův statek in Dolánky u Turnova and the Ještěd Tower which transmits television signals as well as being a hotel.2013 saw the proposal of an additional two sites to the list, those being a glass grinding plant in Harrachov dating from 1895 and the Janatův Mlýn watermill in Buřany, Jablonec nad Jizerou part of which remains from 1767.
A Neolithic site dating to around 4,500 BC was uncovered in 2007 near the village of Příšovice.
Lake Mácha near the town of Doksy is an important regional centre for leisure, attracting around 30,000 visitors annually.The vicinity of the lake has a caravan park and hosts an annual music festival called Mácháč, which was attended by approximately 8,000 people in 2013.
Since the region was for a long time part of the Holy Roman Empire, and later of Germany (Sudetenland), the local buildings and the culture in general have been influenced by the Germans, also considering the fact that parts of the region were populated by a majority of Germans, prior to World War II.
The region is linked to Prague by the R10 expressway, which terminates in the town of Turnov. The length of operated railway lines in the region is 551 km (342 mi). Three airports are in the region; Hradčany Airport, a disused military airport near the town of Ralsko, is the most significant. Other minor airports exist in Česká Lípa and Hodkovice nad Mohelkou.
The region is home to the public Technical University of Liberec, which was founded in 1953. The university, which originally specialised in Mechanical and Textile Engineering, added a further four faculties in the 1990s, namely those specialising in Education, Economy, Architecture and Mechatronics.
Harrachov is a town in Jablonec nad Nisou District in the Liberec Region of the Czech Republic, close to the border with Poland. It has about 1,300 inhabitants. It is known for its ski resort.
Liberec is a city in the Czech Republic. It is on the Lusatian Neisse and surrounded by the Jizera Mountains and Ještěd-Kozákov Ridge. It is the fifth-largest city in the Czech Republic.
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Hradec Králové Region is an administrative unit of the Czech Republic located in the north-eastern part of the historical region of Bohemia. It is named after its capital Hradec Králové. The region neighbours the Pardubice Region in the south, the Central Bohemian Region in the south-west, and the Liberec Region in the west. It also shares a 208 km long international border with Polish Lower Silesian Voivodship in the north and the east.
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The Karlovy Vary Region or Carlsbad Region is an administrative unit of the Czech Republic, located in the westernmost part of its historical region of Bohemia. It is named after its capital Karlovy Vary. The region is world-famous for its spas, including Karlovy Vary and Mariánské Lázně.
Pardubice Region is an administrative unit of the Czech Republic, located mainly in the eastern part of its historical region of Bohemia, with a small part in northwestern Moravia. It is named after its capital Pardubice. As an administrative unit, Pardubice Region has existed three times in the course of history. It was established for the first time in 1850, and extended from Český Brod to the Bohemian-Moravian border. In its second existence, it was one of 19 regions as they were set between 1949 and 1960. After 1960, Pardubice became the capital of Pardubice district, which was part of the Eastern Bohemian Region. The Pardubice Region, as it is now, was reestablished in 2000.
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Jablonec nad Nisou is a city in the Liberec Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 45,000 inhabitants. It is the second-largest city in the region. It is a mountain resort in the Jizera Mountains, and also a local centre for education, and is known for its glass and jewelry production.
Tanvald is a town in Jablonec nad Nisou District in the Liberec Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 6,200 inhabitants.
Česká Lípa is a town in the Czech Republic. It is the district seat and the largest town of the Česká Lípa District in the Liberec Region, with a population of about 37,500. It is the most populated town of the Czech Republic without city status.
Vysoké nad Jizerou is a town in the Semily District in the Liberec Region, of the Czech Republic. It has about 1,300 inhabitants. It is located 16 kilometers southeast of Jablonec nad Nisou.
Stráž pod Ralskem, until 1946 Vartenberk is a town in Česká Lípa District in the Liberec Region of the Czech Republic. It has a population of about 4,000.
Cvikov is a town in Česká Lípa District in the Liberec Region of the Czech Republic. It has a population of about 4,500.
Mimoň is a town in Česká Lípa District in the Liberec Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 6,400 inhabitants.
Žandov is a town in Česká Lípa District in the Liberec Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 1,900 inhabitants.
Holany is a market town in Česká Lípa District in the Liberec Region of the Czech Republic. It has a population of about 500.
Zásada is a market town in Jablonec nad Nisou District in the Liberec Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 900 inhabitants.
Velké Hamry is a town in Jablonec nad Nisou District in the Liberec Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 2,700 inhabitants.
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