Countryside in the Czech Republic – determination, criteria, borders
P. Maříkováhttps://doi.org/10.17221/978-AGRICECONCitation:Maříková P. (2007): Countryside in the Czech Republic – determination, criteria, borders. Agric. Econ. – Czech, 53: 247-255.
To determine the countryside, different criteria can be used from the simplest one − the population density – to more complex ones like the economic indicators or the combination of factors characterizing the particular types of municipalities or regions. Generally, it is possible to divide these indicators into subjective and objective ones and further to categorize them according to other properties. The objective of this article is to collect as much information as possible about the methods of defining the borders of rural areas used in the Czech Republic and to set these criteria into a system. We would like to evaluate the applicability of these criteria and to state the advantages and disadvantages of their use. The article also compares statistical data related to the selected features characterizing countryside.Keywords:countryside, criteria for setting borders, village, town, rural region