Vysocina region map


The Vysočina Region is favourably situated in the south-central part of the Czech Republic The region is intersected by the D1 highway and lies between the country's two biggest historical and economic centres - Prague and Brno.

The region's largest city and administrative centre is Jihlava (population 50,000). The region's population is distributed over seven hundred towns and villages, which are connected by an effective network of roads. Besides Jihlava, there are only four other towns with a population of over twenty thousand - Třebíč, Žďár nad Sázavou, Havlíčkův Brod and Pelhřimov.

Investment climate

The defining features of Vysočina's economy are low industrialization and a considerably large representation of agricultural production. Agriculture is oriented toward livestock production (cattle, pork and fish).

The economy of the region also has a strong tradition of industrial production, particularly wood-processing and the furniture industry. Other prominent fields of industry are glass-making, engineering, metallurgy, textiles, food processing and energy, which is generated at with Dukovany nuclear power plant.

There are many industrial areas and business opportunities which can be exploited for new businesses and the development of existing companies.

Leisure time and tourism

Vysočina, with plentiful forests, lakes and windy meadows is an ideal place for both active and passive relaxation. Visitors can unwind while fishing or staying at a cottage or farm. The region offers many sport facilities, including a dense network of hiking and cycle touring routes, water parks, climbing walls and tennis courts, as well as golf courses and equestrian centres. Vysočina attracts both downhill and cross-country skiers (the Golden Ski World Cup in cross-country skiing is held near Nové Město na Moravě. The International festival of Records and Curiosities in Pelhřimov, the Jihlava Zoo and music festivals in castles are very popular with tourists.

The region also features breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Třebíč, Telč and Zelená hora and natural wonders in Žďárské vrchy.

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