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When it comes to beer consumption in absolute numbers, China is the world's top ranking nation because of their population size. For a comparison, we need to look at the values per capita. In this ranking, two Centrope countries take the leading positions: on #1 the Czech Republic with 181.9 litres per capita and year, and on #2 Austria with 96.8 litres per capita and year. Slovakia ranks #9 with 81.7 litres per capita and year and Hungary is on #21 with 68.0 litres per capita and year.

Source: Kirin Holdings (brewery group), values as of 2020

Map of the month September 2023: School starts again

Every September school is starting again after the summer holidays. Where is the most demand of primary schools in the Centrope region? To get an overview about that, we can use the percentage of 5 to 9 year old children in relation to the total population as approximated value. We can see a higher percentage of 5-to-9-year-old children along the Danube from around Bratislava to the West of Lower Austria as well as in and around the bigger cities in the Czech area, České Budějovice, Jihlava and Brno. The percentage of 5-to-9-year-old children is smaller in the North of Lower Austria and in the Burgenland/Hungary area. The map is available through our geoportal

Chart of the month July

Chart of the month July (click to enlarge) represents population is households suffering from noise. The indicator measures the proportion of the population who declare that they are affected either by noise from neighbours or from the street. Because the assessment of noise pollution is subjective, it should be noted that the indicator accounts for both the levels of noise pollution as well as people’s standards of what level they consider to be acceptable. Therefore, an increase in the value of the indicator may not necessarily indicate a similar increase in noise pollution levels but also a decrease of the levels that European citizens are willing to tolerate and vice versa. In fact, there is empirical evidence that perceived environmental quality by individuals is not always consistent with the actual environmental quality assessed using ‘objective’ indicators, particularly for noise. Data source:


CentropeMAP/STATISTICS is a cross-border information system and free geoportal of the Austrian Planning Association East (PGO) which gives planners, decision makers, researchers, teachers, students and everyone else interested a better overview of the Centrope region.

CentropeMAP is a geoportal connecting the region by collecting web map services from the partner countries. The services are brought together in a single map viewer and allow the user to experience a cross-border working area with dozens of data layers dealing with all topics which could be of interest for regional planners and similar professions. Layers are coming from the fields of biota, boundaries, elevation, imagery/base maps, inland waters, planning/cadastre, structure, and transportation.

CentropeSTATISTICS is the only available free web tool to visualise cross-border statistical data in its own connected geoportal allowing the user to influence the way of visualisation in multiple ways in the Centrope region. CentropeSTATISTICS can not only create maps, it also serves charts which are interactively created from the data in the cross-border database. For the Czech Republic, CentropeSTATISTICS does not only cover the Centrope county Jihomoravský, but also features data from the counties Vysočina and Jihočesky which are also adjacent or close to the Austrian border.

CentropeMAP and CentropeSTATISTICS Info Folder

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