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Chrudim District

Chrudim District
Okres Chrudim
District
Chrudim town
Chrudim town
District location in the Pardubice Region within the Czech Republic
District location in the Pardubice Region within the Czech Republic
Country  Czech Republic
Region Pardubice Region
Capital Chrudim
Area
 • Total 398.71 sq mi (1,032.66 km2)
Population (2007)
 • Total 992.62
 • Density 270/sq mi (104/km2)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Chrudim District (Czech: Okres Chrudim) is a district (okres) within Pardubice Region (Pardubický kraj) of the Czech Republic. Its capital is city of Chrudim.

Contents

  • Overview 1
  • Geography and agriculture 2
  • Demography 3
  • Employment 4
  • Education 5
  • Health service 6
  • Complete list of municipalities 7
  • External links 8

Overview

Area of Chrudim District is 1,030 km², it has 104 748 inhabitants. The district has mostly flat terrain with slopes of Iron Mountains (Železné hory) appearing on the south. Seč Dam (Sečská přehrada) is the largest water surface in region (2.2 km²), Chrudimka is the longest river in region (104 km). Industrial centres are Chrudim (mechanical engineering, textile, food industry), Hlinsko (electrotechnical, textile) and Skuteč (textile). Climatic conditions and terrain make the area convenient for agriculture.

Tourism is concentrated on Seč dam and historical architecture. Of note is historical centre of Chrudim, hippology museum in Slatiňany, castles Košumberk, Lichnice, Rychmburk and Oheb, war memorial in Ležáky and Skansen Veselý Kopec.

Among notable persons associated with the district are inventor Josef Ressel, composers Zdeněk Fibich and Vítězslav Novák, writers Karel Václav Rais and Jaroslav Vrchlický, painters Antonín Slavíček, Antonin Chittussi and Adolf Kosárek.

Geography and agriculture

As of December 31, 2003 the district area is 1,029.67 km², including:

  • 61,86% of land is used for agriculture, from which 74,54% is arable land (46,11% of district area)
  • 38,14% is not used for agriculture, from which 73,65% are forests (28,09% of district area)

Demography

As of June 30, 2005:
Description Total Women Men
inhabitants 104 748 53 184
50,77 %
51 564
49,33 %
average age 39,5 41,1 37,9
  • 8 cities and 105 villages
  • population density:102 inhabitants/km²
  • 53,94% of people live in cities

Employment

(2003)
Number of employed people 21 864
Average salary 13 552
Unemployed 5 524
Unemployment ratio 10,39 %
(highest in the region)

Education

(2003)
School type Number of institutions
Kindergartens
(Mateřské školy)
57
Primary schools
(Základní školy)
47
Gymnasiums
(Gymnázia)
3
Technical secondary schools
(Střední školy průmyslové školy)
6
Specialised secondary school
(Střední odborná učiliště)
5
Higher education
(Vyšší odborné školy)
2

Health service

(2003)
Medicine doctors 303
Hospitals 1
Specialised institutes 1
Dentists 52
Apothecaries 18

Complete list of municipalities

Cities are bolded.

Chrudim - Běstvina - Biskupice - Bítovany - Bojanov - Bor u Skutče - Bořice - Bousov - Bylany - Ctětín - Čankovice - České Lhotice - Dědová - Dolní Bezděkov - Dřenice - Dvakačovice - Hamry - Heřmanův Městec - Hlinsko - Hluboká - Hodonín - Holetín - Honbice - Horka - Horní Bradlo - Hošťalovice - Hrochův Týnec - Hroubovice - Chrast - Chroustovice - Jeníkov - Jenišovice - Kameničky - Kladno - Klešice - Kněžice - Kočí - Kostelec u Heřmanova Městce - Krásné - Krouna - Křižanovice - Lány - Leštinka - Libkov - Liboměřice - Licibořice - Lipovec - Lozice - Lukavice - Luže - Míčov-Sušice - Miřetice - Mladoňovice - Morašice - Mrákotín - Nabočany - Načešice - Nasavrky - Orel - Ostrov - Otradov - Perálec - Podhořany u Ronova - Pokřikov - Prachovice - Proseč - Prosetín - Předhradí - Přestavlky - Raná - Rabštejnská Lhota - Ronov nad Doubravou - Rosice - Rozhovice - Řestoky - Seč - Skuteč - Slatiňany - Smrček - Sobětuchy - Stolany - Střemošice - Studnice - Svídnice - Svratouch - Tisovec - Trhová Kamenice - Trojovice - Třemošnice - Třibřichy - Tuněchody - Úherčice - Úhřetice - Vápenný Podol - Včelákov - Vejvanovice - Vítanov - Vojtěchov - Vortová - Vrbatův Kostelec - Všeradov - Vysočina - Vyžice - Zaječice - Zájezdec - Zderaz - Žlebské Chvalovice - Žumberk

External links

  • Chrudim region - tourist, history, cultura, photos, news, maps, real estates, discussion groups (in Czech)
  • List of municipalities of the Chrudim District

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