The districts ("okres") are going to be dismissed. They were replaced by
regions ("kraj") and some of the present district
qualifications will be transferred to about 180-200 "qualified cities"
in January 1, 2003. Moreover, the districts are not
self-governing entities while the regions are (therefore the districts
had, have and will have *no* symbols). Consequently, I
believe that the Czech municipalities should be classified according
to regions only, with no references to the decaying districts. Here is
a list of new divisions - proposals only - (present okres)
Aš (CH), Cheb (CH), Karlovy Vary (KV), Kraslice (SO), Mariánské Lázně
(CH), Ostrov (KV), Sokolov (SO).
Jan Zrzavy, 30 Aug 2001