regional operational programme nuts ii northwest for period 2007

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regional operational programme nuts ii northwest for period 2007

Regional Operational Programme of the Northwest Cohesion RegionWithin the region, the urbanised sub-regions located on two major development axes – the“basin” with a high concentration of population, and the “Labe River”, which is part of thetrans-European transit corridor, are the most exposed locations.The Northwest is a region with a high rate of urbanisation. Approximately 80% of the totalpopulation live in cities and towns (as compared to 70 % of the Czech Republic rate). TheKarlovy Vary region is the second in terms of the urban population total after Prague. Thepopulation structure is polycentric, i.e. unlike other regions the Northwest has no dominantcentre. Thus, six large cities with a population of 50 – 100 thousand fulfil the function ofdevelopment poles.Table 2 – Development PolesCity/TownÚstí nad Labem 94,298Most 67,805Děčín 51,875Teplice 51,010Karlovy Vary 50,893Chomutov 50,027Source: CSOPopulation(as of 1 January 2006)The Northwest comprises of 486 municipalities; the average population per municipality issignificantly above average − 2,320 inhabitants (the average for the Czech Republic is1,641). Majority of population in the southern part of the region live in municipalities of10,000 to 50,000 inhabitants while in the north in municipalities above 50,000 inhabitants.Table 3 – Selected CR Regional Population Indicators Comparison (2005)Area/Indicator A B C D E F GCzech Republic 6 248 2.4 12.6 1,641 130 529 70.1Northwest 486 3.4 17.8 2,320 130 74 79.5Southeast 1,376 1.7 10.2 1,193 117 81 61.6Southwest 1,124 3.1 15.7 1,049 67 92 65.4Moravia-Silesia 299 2.1 18.2 4,183 231 39 76.6Prague 1 147.0 496.1 1,181,610 2,382 1 100.0Northeast 1,115 2.5 11.2 1,330 119 111 68.4Central Bohemia 1,146 2.4 9.6 1,011 105 74 54.4Central Moravia 701 1.7 13.2 1,754 133 57 59.2Legend:A: Number of Residential Units B: Average Number of Subdivision Units/Residential UnitC: Average Area/Residential Unit (sq. km) D: Average Population/Residential UnitE: Population Density/sq. km F: Number of TownsG: Urban Population Share (%)Source: CSO, Malý lexikon obcí ČR 2006 (2006 Small Lexicon of CR Communities), own calculationsPage 25 of 288

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