Česká Lípa is the largest city of the district bearing the same name in the Liberec Region. Together with Liberec, it is a part of the Nisa Euroregion. The Ploučnice River flows through the city. The modern urban development of the city was influenced by industrial production and uranium mining in the region. Residential neighborhoods consisting of prefab housing in large were built on the outskirts while the city center was preserved and enunciated as an urban heritage zone.
There are several cultural centers in Česká Lípa. The most important are the Crystal Culture House, the Jirásek Theater, the Art School with its halls, the Homeland Museum and Gallery with their branches and the Municipal Library with its branches.