Year of 2017

South Moravian landscape near Kyjov, Czech Republic

The Carpathian Mountains tower over the east, and the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands rise in the northwest, cradling the farming valleys of the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic. And though you may think of pilsner beer when you think of the Czech Republic, this is wine country. The vineyards of South Moravia yield most of the country’s wine.

South Moravian Region The South Moravian Region is an administrative unit of the Czech Republic, located in the south-western part of its historical region of Moravia. Its capital is Brno, the 2nd largest city in the Czech Republic. The region has 1,169,000 inhabitants and the total area of 7,196.5 km². It is bordered by the South Bohemian Region, Vysočina Region, Pardubice Region, Olomouc Region, Zlín Region, Slovakia and Austria.
Area: 2,778 sq miles (7,195 km²)
Population: 1.18 million (2016)
Colleges and universities: Masaryk University · Brno University of Technology · Mendel University Brno · University of Defence · Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts · Brno International Business School · University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno
Governor: Bohumil Šimek