The Moravian-Silesian Region is one of the 14 administrative regions of the Czech Republic. Before May 2001, it turned into referred to as the Ostrava Region. The place is placed inside the north-jap a part of its historic region of Moravia and in most of the Czech part of the historical vicinity of Silesia.
The area borders the Olomouc Region to the west and the Zlin Region to the south. It additionally bordersdifferent nations Poland to the north and Slovakia to the east. Until 2000, the modern-day area did now not exist as such, however became simplest a part of a larger administrative unit called the North Moravian Region. Six of its districts, Bruntal, Frydek-Mistek, Karvina, Novy Jicin, Opava, and Ostrava, were in 2000 placed into the newly mounted Moravian-Silesian Region. The old North Moravian Region nevertheless exists and jurisdiction of a few administrative bodies is defined through its borders.