The Moravian-Silesian Region (Ostravský kraj) is situated in the easternmost part of the Czech Republic, comprising parts of the historical regions of Moravia and Silesia. It is bounded by the regions of Olomouc (west) and the Zlín (south) and the countries of Poland (north) and Slovakia (east). Ostrava is the capital of Moravia-Silesia, known for its significant mining industry. This city has plenty of landmarks with diverse architectural styles and a beautiful city centre crossed by the Ostravice River. Natural landscapes in the region are abundant and attractive, including the Jeseníky Mountains where you will find hiking and cycling routes, funiculars and ski slopes! The town of Příbor is memorable as the birthplace of Sigmund Freud and the exquisite town Štramberk is declared a municipal reserve.
Population: 1.21 million inhabitants
Other major cities: Bohumín, Krnov, Frýdek-Místek, Karviná, Opava, Nový Jičín
Main attractions: Dolni Vitkovice (national site of industrial heritage), New City Hall Viewing Tower, Mining Museum Landek Park, State Chateau Hradec Nad Moravici, Science and Technology Centrum (Svět Techniky), Silesian Museum, Regional Museum in Kopřivnice (with the Technické Muzeum Tatra, Lašské Museum and Museum Fojtství), Stodolni Street, World of Miniatures, Antonin Dvorak Theater, Krnov Synagogue, Zoo Ostrava, Ostravice River, Jeseníky Mountains
Nearest Airports: Leoš Janáček Airport Ostrava (OSR – Letiště Leoše Janáčka Ostrava), Jeseníky Mountains
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