|Central Bohemian Uplands|
Milešovka (left) and Kletečná as seen from Lovoš
|Elevation||836 m (2,743 ft)|
|Area||1,266 km2 (489 sq mi)|
|Native name||České středohoří|
|States/Provinces||Ústí nad Labem and Liberec|
|Parent range||Krušné Hory Subprovince|
|Type of rock||basalt|
České středohoří, Central Bohemian Uplands or Bohemian Central Uplands is a mountain range located in northern Bohemia, Czech Republic. The range is about 80 km long, spanning from Česká Lípa (northeast) to Bílina (southwest) and from Litoměřice (south) to Děčín (north), intersected by the river Elbe.
The name středohoří can be translated into English as "middle mountains". However, the sense of the word "middle" in this context often misunderstood as being located in the middle of Bohemia. In fact the designation refers to moderate elevation of the mountains. The correct meaning is medium-sized Czech mountains. Another translation is "central uplands" (as opposed to "highlands"), the range being part of the European Central Uplands, hence Bohemian Central Uplands would be a reasonable description.
České středohoří is a nature reserve (Czech: Chráněná krajinná oblast (abbr. CHKO), and the D8 motorway connecting Prague and Dresden is to traverse the mountains. This led to a number of controversies, and as of 2010, the České středohoří is the last section of the D8 under construction.
In the development of the game ARMA 2 data of this area was used to create the landscape for the game.
České středohoří from Hazmburk
- The Central Bohemian Uplands and Žatecko at www.czecot.com. Accessed on 28 Feb 2011.
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