South Bohemian Region

region of Czechia

South Bohemia is an administrative unit (kraj) of the Czech Republic. The capital city is České Budějovice.

South Bohemia Region

Jihočeský kraj
Jindřichův Hradec castle
Jindřichův Hradec castle
Flag of South Bohemia Region
Coat of arms of South Bohemia Region
Coat of arms
Jihoceský kraj in Czech Republic.svg
CountryCzech Republic
CapitalČeské Budějovice
 • Total10,056.79 km2 (3,882.95 sq mi)
Highest elevation
1,378 m (4,521 ft)
 • Total642,133
 • Density64/km2 (170/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeCZ-JC
Vehicle registrationC

The Bohemian Forest is in the south-west. The region is located in the drainage basin of Vltava river. Other significant rivers are Malše, Lužnice, Otava, Nežárka and Lomnice. South Bohemia is famous for its countless ponds. Rožmberk Pond is the largest one. Much of Šumava National Park is also in the region.

The region is divided into 7 districts:

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Districts of South Bohemia Region
  České Budějovice
  Český Krumlov
  Jindřichův Hradec


  1. "Population of territorial units of the Czech republic". Czech Statistical Office. Retrieved 2019-04-30.