Innovation profile of the Central Bohemia Region

Position of the region and transport infrastructure

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Central Bohemia is the largest region in the Czech Republic

It has a population of 1.3 million and covers 14% of the country’s area. It has a convenient location around Prague, the natural economic, political and business centre of the country. There is strong interdependence and cooperation between Prague and the Central Bohemia Region in commerce, industry and research. The region benefits from a high-quality, educated workforce, a long industrial tradition, and good transport connections to main European roads, factors that contribute significantly to the growth of the competitiveness of the region.

The Central Bohemia Region in the Heart of Europe

The Central Bohemia Region also has a strategically convenient location in the heart of Europe. It lies in the centre of a country that is a member of the European Union, the biggest common market of developed countries in the world, home to more than half a billion people and accounting for almost 25% of the world’s GDP.

Transport Infrastructure

The Central Bohemia Region benefits from its central location in the Czech Republic and the European Union, which provides very good transport connections to other regions and countries. The motorway network converges in Prague, with an international airport offering direct flights to more than 170 destinations around the world.

Transport Infrastructure

Thanks to its very good transport infrastructure, the region is strongly integrated into the European space. Around 400 million clients in more than 20 EU countries can be served within 24 hours via road freight transport and all European countries can be reached by air from Prague within 3 hours. There are also several transhipment points connected to the main European river and rail corridors.