Quick information

Basic information about the city


For all the facts and figures go to FACT SHEETS OSTRAVA 2019.


214 km


5 million

Working population:

Total area of the city

Population of the city including foreigners

Population within 100 km radius of the city

People in production age
(15-64 years)






International Airport

Network connection:

Leoš Janáček International Airport
(25 km from the city centre)

  • The largest regional airport in the Czech Republic
  • The country´s second longest runway (3,500 x 63m)
  • Regular travel links to London
    and many charter flights

The D1 highway

  • part of TEN's Multiple Mode Corridor No. VI,
  • a north-south link from the Czech-Polish border, through Ostrava to the D1  highway to Brno
  • joined up with the Polish A1 motorway through  Katowice – Gdaňsk and on to Helsinki

Important railway hub for both regional and international trains

  • national Corridor II line (the basis of one of the most
    important north-south railway links in the EU)

3 universities




Total number of university students

Total number of university graduates

Total number of foreign-language schools
and foreigner-friendly schools

Business entities by main economic activity  



 Largest employers

 The list of the largest employers in Ostrava including the number of their employees find HERE.