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A city of the northeast Czech Republic near the Oder River. It is a manufacturing center in a coal-mining area.


(Czech ˈɔstrava)
(Placename) an industrial city in the E Czech Republic, on the River Oder: the chief coal-mining area in the Czech Republic, in Upper Silesia. Pop: 316 000 (2005 est)


(ˈɔs trɑ vɑ)

a city in N Moravia, in the NE Czech Republic. 332,000. Formerly, Moravská Ostrava.
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Noun1.Ostrava - an industrial city in northwestern Czech Republic in the Moravian lowlandsOstrava - an industrial city in northwestern Czech Republic in the Moravian lowlands; located in the coal mining area of Silesia
Czech Republic - a landlocked republic in central Europe; separated from Slovakia in 1993
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Conclusion of a public service contract for the carriage of passengers in public rail passenger transport by direct assignment on the part of the route 270 (Prague -) Cesk Trebov - Prerov - Bohumn, Monov, Ostrava Airport - Studnka (excluding line S2 Ostrava - Svinov - Bohumn with ROP vehicles deployed S3 Bohumn - Suchdol nad Odrou with vehicles ROP and S4 installed Monov, Ostrava Airport - Bohumn); and parts of the Bohumn - Cadca 320 line (except line S2 Bohumn - Mosty u Jablunkova with ROP vehicles) in the territorial jurisdiction of the Moravian-Silesian Region
Neither Antonin Dvorak nor Bedrich Smetana ever visited Ostrava - if truth be told, they had no good reason for doing so.