Plzeň Region (Czech: Plzeňský kraj; German: Pilsner Region) is an administrative unit (kraj) in the western part of Bohemia in the Czech Republic. It is named after its capital Plzeň (English, German: Pilsen). In terms of area, Plzeň region is 7,561 km², the third largest region in the Czech Republic. However, the population of 572,459 inhabitants (as of 31 December 2012) it is the ninth most populous region. After the South Bohemian Region it is the second least densely populated region. The region can be roughly divided into two parts: a highly industrialized north-eastern part with a strong engineering tradition around Pilsen (Czech: Plzeň) and a more hilly and rural south-western part with smaller-sized manufacturing companies processing natural resources.
Discover the best top things to do in Pilsen, Czech Republic including Zoo Plzen, St Bartholomew's Cathedral, Great Synagogue, Techmania Science Center, Plzen Historical Underground, Brewery Museum in Pilsen, Republic Square (Namesti Republiky), Renaissance Town Hall, The Plague Column, George Patton Memorial Museum.
Rokycany (Czech pronunciation: [ˈrokɪtsanɪ]; German: Rokitzan) is a town in the Plzeň Region of the Czech Republic. It is 17 km (11 mi) east of the region capital Pilsen on the confluence of the River Klabava and the Holoubkov Brook (Czech: Holoubkovský potok). Alternatively, the Holoubkovský potok is referred to as the Borecký potok and the section of the Klabava River down to the confluence as the Padrťský potok. There is another smaller brook (Rakovský potok or Rakováček) in the western part of the town.
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