DOV – Dolní oblast Vítkovic

The Moravian-Silesian Region is one of the 14 regions of the Czech Republic. The Region covering 5 430 sq km shares its borders with Poland in the north and with Slovakia in the east. The remaining section of the borders is made up by the neighbouring Zlín and Olomouc Regions. With its population of 1.2 million inhabitants, the Moravian-Silesian Region is the third most populated Region in the Czech Republic. The largest and the most important city of the Region is the city of Ostrava. The Moravian-Silesian Region is proud of its natural heritage, diverse countryside, folk traditions and crafts, historical and cultural sites, spas, well-equipped sports grounds, excellent food and beer and clever hard-working people.

Smart Region

Due to the concentration of heavy industry, the Moravian-Silesian Region was an important industrial heart of the Czech Republic. Since the end of hard coal mining, the business structure has been steadily changing, and the heavy industry is gradually being replaced by various branches from manufacturing and services. The Region has been changing the image of the coal region by transforming it into a region of new technologies and clean energy.

It is our priority that people in our region can live in a healthy environment, so we promote environmentally clean transport solutions, friendly as well as economical use of energy and we are also consciously preparing for the "post coal" period. We're simply a smarter Region! We are initializing projects in areas such as intelligent transport, ICT infrastructure, health, energy and administrative apparatus. We put emphasis on the continual improvement of air quality and environmental protection so that it remains in the best possible condition for future generations.

Although we do not have the best reputation, and we are still sometimes perceived as a "black" region due to our industrial past, it's really not true anymore! It is a huge challenge for us to show the world that we are a smart region and that we have great potential!


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