Ostrava metropolitan area

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The Ostrava metropolitan area is the metropolitan area with the city of Ostrava in the Czech Republic at its center. The Ostrava urban area is the largest urban area in the metropolitan area with a population of 365,000.[1] The metropolitan area roughly corresponds to the administrative Moravian-Silesian Region. The population of the metropolitan area is 983,000 according to the European Spatial Planning Observation Network.[1] An alternative definition, the Eurostat Larger Urban Zone, lists a population of 1,153,876.[2] The Ostrava metropolitan area is sometimes combined with the Silesian metropolitan area to form a wider urban region with a population of 5,294,000.[1]


  1. ^ a b c European Spatial Planning Observation Network (ESPON) Study on Urban Functions Archived 2009-07-28 at the Wayback Machine., p.37. The morphological urban area (MUA) has a population of 365,000 while the functional urban area (FUA) has a population of 983,000
  2. ^ Urban Audit.org Archived 2007-12-17 at the Wayback Machine.