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Moravian Silesian Region

Moravian-Silesian Region, the administrative unit comprising of the northeastern fringes of the historically eminent regions of Moravia and Silesia is enclosed between the countries of Poland and Slovakia and the Olomauc and Zlin regions.
The region is the international vanguard of industrial enterprises. Popularly known by the nom de plume "Steel Heart of the Country" during the communist rule, the region is opulent in steel plants and heavy industries.

The Moravian-Silesian region encompasses an area of 5445 sq. km and stretches between the latitudinal parallels of 49°50'8?North to 49°83'56'' on one hand and the longitudinal meridians of 18°29'25'' East to 18°17'33? East on the other.

Another interesting feature of the Moravian Silesian Region is the divergent topography comprising of lofty mountains that dot the region's skyline and flat lowlands. While some of the mountains are enveloped in dense forests and represent an oasis of idyllic green, the others located at elevated altitudes are perennially covered with snow and are popular ski resorts. The region is drained mainly by the Becva and Odra rivers. The Ostrava and Opava river basins are the most populous regions with a large concentration of the region's famed heavy industries. The confluence of the Ostrava and the Odra rivers marks the abyss of the topography of the Moravian-Silesian region.


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