West Bohemia

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Západočeský kraj administrative region

West Bohemia ( Západní Čechy ) is a not clearly delimited area in the west of Bohemia in the Czech Republic , bordering Germany.

Administrative unit

Pilsen is the largest city in Western Bohemia

The political division of the area was formed between 1960 and 1990 by the West Bohemian Region (Západočeský kraj), the outer boundaries of which overlap with the regions of Pilsen (Plzeňský kraj) and Karlovy Vary (Karlovarský kraj) that were established in 2000 .

The term was used more frequently in the post-war period. Since 1948 the museum in Pilsen has been called the West Bohemian Museum in Pilsen . The University of West Bohemia in Pilsen also added the term to its name in 1991. The West Bohemian Spa Triangle is also established as the name for the three famous Bohemian health resorts.


In western Bohemia, volcanic activity took place in the Pleistocene at Eisenbühl ( Železná hůrka ) and Kammerbühl ( Komorní hůrka ). The Neualbenreuther Maar , located on German territory, is also included in this volcanic field . Swarm tremors occasionally occur in western Bohemia and the neighboring Vogtland - the last time in July / August 2018.

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Individual evidence

  1. The Upper Palatinate volcanic area. In: Blick Aktuell. September 29, 2017, accessed August 31, 2018 .
  2. Geo-Newsletter Bavaria No. 28 / LfU-Bohr confirms recent volcanism in northeast Bavaria. (PDF) Bavarian State Office for the Environment, August 29, 2015, accessed on August 31, 2018 .
  3. Jens Skapski: Juski's earthquake news. August 24, 2018. Retrieved September 23, 2018 .