Conditions for undertaking
The Teplice county (129 000 inhabitants) is a natural and historical centre both for undertaking in the field of industry and manufacture and in the field of services. The county is currently divided into 34 municipalities of which 8 have the status of a town. The municipalities have 114 parts and are further divided into 225 elementary settlement units
Even though the city of Teplice and the neighbouring municipalities are considerably affected by the unemployment at present (Major changes in the area of economics have happened due to the transformation process begun in 1991. Several important industrial premises were closed and some state companies were sold off where in number of them the activity was ceased.) it disposes of possibilities of housing, social infrastructure and utility lines development for the purpose of labour force import support. The reserves of the labour force can be estimated to 12.250 job applicants at 19.8 % of unemployment rate.
The city of Teplice can supply any necessary technological or social infrastructure covering all needs of concentrated housing and both existing and planned industrial production with large reserves. The infrastructure is operated by super-regional, regional and municipal operational organisations with a long-year tradition (the fresh water supply is provided by the company Severočeské vodovody a kanalizace, a.s. Teplice, the gas distribution is provided by the company Severočeská plynárenská, a.s., the production and distribution of heat and electricity is provided by United Energy, a.s.)
A railroad and road traffic artery leads through the The Teplice county. The majority of railroads were constructed in the last century in the county. It was overloaded due to former surface coal mining in the past. (Primary road no. 13 Ústí n.L. – Teplice – Most – Chomutov- Carls Bad, primary road – international route E55, connection to the newly constructed highway section D8 Prague is finished and the railroad route Ústí n.L. – Teplice – Most – Chomutov – Carls Bad – Cheb is very important. The international airport Prague Ruzyně is located only 80 km far from this county.)
Distances to major centres.
- Prague 85 km
- Ústí nad Labem 18 km
- Lovosice 24 km
- Děčín 35 km
- Cínovec 12 km
- Rozvadov 169 Km
- Plzeň 125 km
The overall area of the Teplice county is 469 km2 and it consists of approximately 161 km2 of an agricultural land and 308 km2 of non-agricultural land. The agricultural land is further divided into the arable land (51.7 %), permanent grasslands (39 %) and gardens (5.7 %). The non-agricultural land includes 46.6 % of wooded lands. The mountainous area of the county is used for short-term recreation of the residents. The mountain slopes of the Krušné Hory are used for winter sports by sportsmen from far-away places of our republic but also by sportsmen from abroad.