Region of Zlín - Czech republic
|Basic information about region|
Most of the region cover Protected Natural Areas Beskydy and Bílé Karpaty (30% of region approx.). The protected area of Bílé Karpaty belongs to the other five bio-spherical reservations UNESCO in Czech Republic.
The town of Zlín
Zlín is important business, cultural and industrial centre of East-Moravia. In the town is living 59048 inhabitants. You can find numerous schools in the town. However, the railway as well as roads nest is not much develepped. This has a reason in the 2nd World War and collaps of Czechoslovakia Zlín became a frontier area and the development of traffic nests came to the margin of interest of central organs.
The area of this region is margined by districts Zlín, Vsetín, Kroměříž and Uherské Hradiště. The region was created in 2000. In years 1949-1959 the region was much more bigger. Its name was Gottwaldov Region, involved the district of Hodonín and parts of district of Přerov. In 1960 this region was cancelled and area divided between South-Moravian and North-Moravian region.
In region of Zlín you can find the finishing industry, metal industry, electrotecnical as well as rubber industry.
As to the economy – the region belongs to those less developped ones. Many companies and enterprices bankrupted in 90-ies.
In the territory of Zlín region you can find many interesting places. This is – for instance so called Channel of Baťa - the inland canal Otrokovice – Rohatec, created in 1936-1938.
This water road is open to the public now.
The other interesting place is Ploština: The glade-community is situated in a space where operated the 2ns Partisan brigade of Jan Žižka. On 19th April 1945 this community, helping to partisans, the fascists burned down and 24 citizens murdered. There is a monument on this place now.
Foto: K. Svobodová
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