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Okres (Czech and Slovak term meaning "County" in English; from Old Slavic окрьсть - around) refers to administrative entities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It can be compared to the Russian: окрестность - okrestnost and the Polish: kresy, meaning bordering area(s).

The first counties, both in the Czech lands and Slovakia, developed from domains in 1850 by the decision of the Imperial government of Czechoslovakia. After the dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1993, the county system was taken over by the two current successor states.


  • Equivalents 1
  • See also 2
    • Upper-level division 2.1
    • Lower-level division 2.2
  • External links 3


See also

Upper-level division

Lower-level division

  • Obec (subdivisions of an okres)

External links

  • in the Czech RepublicokresMap: location of every

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