Geography

Environmental condition
Latitude 49° 44´ N
Longitude 13° 23´ E
Elevation 293 - 452 m (961 - 1,483 feet) above sea level

The city of Plzen is situated in the Plzen basin on the confluence of four rivers - Mze, Radbuza, Uhlava and Uslava; the river resulting from the confluence is called Berounka. The city centre is approx. 310 m above the sea level; there are several hills elevated more than 400 m above the sea level in the outskirts. The shortest distance from Plzen to the sea is less than 500 km, to the Sczecin Gulf in the Baltic Sea or to the Trieste Gulf in the Adriatic Sea. However, the city isn’t directly connected to the sea by inland ship transport.

 

The city of Plzen is situated in the Plzen basin on the confluence of four rivers - Mze, Radbuza, Uhlava and Uslava



CLIMATE

The area of Plzen belongs to the area of moderately warm climate with a long and dry summer, short and mildly warm transition seasons of spring and autumn and a very dry winter with short-lasting snow cover.

Long-term climate indices (1971 - 2010) (Bolevec district)

Prevailing wind directions (Plzen - Mikulka district):

 

Source: Cesky hydrometeorologicky ustav Plzen (Czech Hydrometeorological Institute), city of Plzen