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Well, firstly I want to thank pavelzuk for the inspiration. And by inspiration I mean letting me rip off his idea and style without asking first. Thank you and I'm sorry. ^^; 

His original piece: Twenty largest cities or towns in Lithuania

Anyhow, it's pretty self explanatory, I took his idea and style and applied it to Czechia, simplifying some stuff, omitting some stuff and adding some stuff (not to mention messing up some stuff -_- ). All the data is pretty acurate but what must be taken into account is that there is constant fluctuation of the populations of the various cities depending on a myriad of factors. This means that they occasionally swap places (no Brno, you'll never be no. 1), fall off the chart and come back, etc. 

As you can see, the Czech population in urban centers is very unevenly distributed with a massive spike in Prague (about a tenth of the population or so), Brno and Ostrava due to administrative and industrial reasons. The populations then quickly level out as they decline towards smaller towns. As to where they're located, you can see two main clusters, the one in west Bohemia which is centered around brown coal mining and related industry and the one in Silesia which is centered around black coal and the heavy industry and iron/steelworks that come with it. This, combined with the industrial cluster on the Polish side of the border, makes the Silesian region not just the most polluted in Czechia but also in Europe (other two candidates for this are northern Italy and the Benelux-Rheinland region. Meanwhile the region between Bohemia and Moravia is relatively "empty" so to speak (subtle hint at this Czech stereotype map). Jihlava, the capital of the Highlands region, was rather close to not making it on that list. It's second to last and only just. The area around Prague is also interesting to consider as it contains a lot of the 20 - 50 th place towns. Mostly that's due to the ever-growing urban sprawl around Prague with previously small towns and villages quickly gaining new residents. A similar situation, though to a lesser extent, can be seen around Brno and Pilsen, especially due to the recent economic growth.

As a side note:
A. I hate drawing in perspective -_- Finding resources for it is murder
B. Inkscape managed to have one of its rare saveless crashes *sigh* this could have been done so much sooner . . . 

''Made With Inkscape'' icon by ZuTheSkunk
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icelandico Featured By Owner May 14, 2017  New Deviant
Looks very good! How did You make this map 'angled' in Inkscape?
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner May 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used an angled base map :D 
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:iconbadgingbadger:
Good map! I'm digging this little "leaning close to the map from above" perspective.
Little international question...
What goes on in Pilsen for you czechs? I heard that city is known for its beer..
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What do you mean "what goes on in Pilsen"? XD It's a normal city. People live, study, work, sleep, eat there, things are produced, exported, inported etc.
And yes, it is known for its beer. It was also Europe's culture capital last year I think. 
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BadgingBadger Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
... i meant, are there any national stereotypes relating to the city?
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beer XD 
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BadgingBadger Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
I need to take my pills...en.
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:I 
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pavelzuk Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Professional General Artist
Nice one, haha I'm honestly just happy to be the source of inspiration the same way others on here inspire me.
You even got the right font didn't you? 😂
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :XD: 

And no, I actually just tried to find one in my collection that fit yours :XD: Looking back, I think I used the Arimo font.
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pavelzuk Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Professional General Artist
Ah no, mine was Microsoft Sans Serif, them two very similar though.
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Close enough XD
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lucas7500 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Prague seems to be where most of the population lives, i would also guess that most of the important institutions such as Research Centers and Top Public Universities are there? or is the only uneven thing the distribution of the populous?
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Though Prague is naturally a magnet when it comes to research and investments, you might be surprised at the distribution of such centers. Universities and research institutions are spread out over the country as are administrative institutions. For example the constitutional court is in Brno.
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lucas7500 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Interesting, so i suppose that the country is evenly developed in most aspects then?
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner Edited Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Naturally there are poorer and richer regoins. That's a given. You have Prague as an important GDP producer and you have the Moravian-Sielesian region which has unemployment problems. However industry and such are usually distributed over the country even if there are naturally spikes in it.

M-S region is this:

Moravskoslezsky by SoaringAven  
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Robo-Diglet Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
Wow, Prague has the others beat by a lot
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
Just noticed some of the city names are in their German forms.
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's because English uses a lot of German names for Czech cities. The only "truly English" name there is Carlsbad (Karlsbad in German, Karlovy Vary in Czech).
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RedStarryNight Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
Interesting.
Here in the US, our population is distributed based on former gold veins, filmmaking, rent control, and fear of the "other".
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Spiritswriter123 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
except for the midwest and north east, where literally every town made for the fur trade, the lumber industry, or just a trade center in general. Oh, and Washington DC, where it built as the capital and people just flood to capitals
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RedStarryNight Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017
True.
Though Washington is one of the few capitals that isn't the largest city in their country.
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Each country has its own particularities 
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ToixStory Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How did you find a resource for the map perspective? Also, wonderful map that the disparity is crazy to me. XD
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In the end I used screenshots from google earth.
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ToixStory Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good idea. :) May do one for the US but with metropolitan areas. 
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