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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B51/S20.102

THE MINING LANDSCAPE OF TESCHEN SILESIA REGION – STRUCTURE AND DEVELOPLMENT

H. Svehlakova, J. Kupka
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-17-9 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 1, 751-754 pp

ABSTRACT
Teschen Silesia (in czech Těšínské Slezsko, in polish Śląsk Cieszyński) is situated on the left bank (Czech part) and the right bank (Polish part) river Olza, between Ostravice river and Odra river in the west, eastern boundary at the river Biala, municipalities Jaworzynka and Nýdek on the south and the confluence of the rivers Odra and Olse and Goczalkowicke lake is in the north. The northern part of Teschen Silesia is mainly known for its coal mining and major devastation of the natural elements of the landscape. Despite this fact, however, the significant part of the area retained a unique character of natural biotopes. In the paper we want to consider the potential of the landscape by the natural values, historical settlement and different approach in land use on Polish and Czech territory,which is reflected in the structure of the landscape of Teschen Silesia.

Keywords: landscape, mining, structure of landscape, natural conditions, cultural
conditions