České Středohoří

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Central Bohemian Uplands
Milešovka (left) and Kletečná as seen from Lovoš
Highest point
Peak Milešovka
Elevation 836 m (2,743 ft)
Coordinates 50°33′19″N 13°55′54″E / 50.555233°N 13.931533°E / 50.555233; 13.931533
Area 1,266 km2 (489 sq mi)
Native name České středohoří
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Location of the České Středohoří in brown in the Czech Republic
Country Czech Republic
States/Provinces Ústí nad Labem and Liberec
Range coordinates 50°34′N 14°56′E / 50.57°N 14.93°E / 50.57; 14.93Coordinates: 50°34′N 14°56′E / 50.57°N 14.93°E / 50.57; 14.93
Parent range Krušné Hory Subprovince
Type of rock basalt

České středohoří, Central Bohemian Uplands[1] 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.


  1. ^ The Central Bohemian Uplands and Žatecko at www.czecot.com. Accessed on 28 Feb 2011.

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