Ostrava Czech republic map
Map of Ostrava Czech republic. Ostrava Czech republic map (Eastern Europe - Europe) to print. Ostrava Czech republic map (Eastern Europe - Europe) to download. Ostrava (Czech pronunciation: [ˈostrava], German: Ostrau, Polish: Ostrawa) is the third largest city in the Czech Republic and the second largest urban agglomeration after Prague. Located close to the Polish border, it is also the administrative center of the Moravian-Silesian Region and of the Municipality with Extended Competence as its shown in Ostrava Czech republic map. Ostrava was candidate for the title of European Capital of Culture 2015.
Ostrava is located at the confluence of the Ostravice, Oder, Lučina and Opava rivers as its mentioned in Ostrava Czech republic map. Its history and growth have been largely affected by exploitation and further use of the high quality black coal deposits discovered in the locality, giving the town a look of an industrial city and a nickname of the “steel heart of the republic” (Czech: ocelové srdce republiky) during the communist era of Czechoslovakia. Many of the heavy industry companies are being closed down or transformed, yet the city remains one of the most polluted in the EU.