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Ostrava (Polish: Ostrawa, German: Ostrau or Mährisch Ostrau) is a city in the north-east of the Czech Republic and is the capital of the Moravian-Silesian Region. It is a few kilometers from the border with Poland, at the meeting point of four rivers: the Odra, Opava, Ostravice and Lučina. In terms of both population and area Ostrava is the third largest city in the Czech Republic, the second largest city in Moravia, and the largest city in Czech Silesia; it straddles the border of the two historic provinces of Moravia and Silesia. The population is currently around 300,000. The wider conurbation – which also includes the towns of Bohumín, Doubrava, Havířov, Karviná, Orlová, Petřvald and Rychvald – is home to around 500,000 people, making it the largest urban area in the Czech Republic apart from the capital, Prague. Ostrava grew to prominence thanks to its position at the heart of a major coalfield, becoming an important industrial centre. It used to be nicknamed the country’s "steel heart" thanks to its status as a coal-mining and metallurgical centre, but since the Velvet Revolution (the fall of communism in 1989) it has undergone radical and far-reaching changes to its economic base. Industries have been thoroughly restructured, and the last coal was mined in the city in 1994. However, the city's industrial past lives on in the Lower Vítkovice area, a former coal-mining, coke production and ironworks complex in the city centre boasting a unique collection of historic industrial architecture. Lower Vítkovice has applied for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Since the 1990s Ostrava has been transformed into a modern cultural city, with numerous theatres, galleries and other cultural facilities. It hosts a wide range of cultural and sporting events throughout the year. Among the best known are the Colours of Ostrava multi-genre music festival, the Janáček May classical music festival, the Summer Shakespeare Festival and NATO Days. Ostrava is home to two public universities: the VŠB-Technical University and the University of Ostrava.In 2014 Ostrava was a European City of Sport. The city co-hosted (with Prague) the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in 2004 and 2015.

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Ostrava in Czech Republic offers a unique experience to travellers. The nearest major city to Ostrava is Brno. Brno, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Old Town Hall, Capuchin Church And Crypt, Tugendhat Villa. If you want to fly to the destination, you can choose the nearest major airport to take a flight. The nearest major airport is Brno–tuřany Airport. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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Facts and Stats for Ostrava*

  • Pollution Statistics in Ostrava

    Know the pollution level of Ostrava before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 70.59 (High)
    • Water Pollution 30 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 47.5 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 56.82 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 15.91 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 29.55 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 64.29 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 29.55 (Low)
  • Ostrava: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Ostrava for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ostrava.

    • Burglary and Theft 32.14 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 40.38 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 30.36 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 34.62 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 63.46 (High)
    • Attacks 35.71 (Low)
    • Drug offense 35.71 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 91.07 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 55.36 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 39.29 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 57.14 (Moderate)
  • Living in Ostrava - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Ostrava is 157.83 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 61.77 (High)
    • Climate Index 75.1 (High)
    • Pollution Index 60.55 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 10.8 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 43.07 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 86.6 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.68 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 65.8 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Ostrava

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ostrava

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.43 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 74.29 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 66.36 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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