Panorama of the town
|• Mayor||Stanislav Orság (ODS)|
|• Total||48.79 km2 (18.84 sq mi)|
|Elevation||268 m (879 ft)|
|• Density||280/km2 (720/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
It was first mentioned as castrum (castle) Sternberch in 1269 and as civitas (town) Sternberch in 1296.
Until 1918, Sternberg in Mähren (simply Sternberg until the end of the 19th century) was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), head of the district with the same name, one of the 34 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Moravia.
In 1938, after the Munich Agreement, it was occupied by the Nazi army as one of the municipalities in Sudetenland, one of the 2 towns of Landkreis Sternberg. The German-speaking population was expelled in 1945 (see the Beneš decrees) and replaced by Czech settlers. In Czech, the town is known as Šternberk.
Notable people from ŠternberkEdit
- Liechtenstein family members
- Princess Maria Eleonore Elisabeth Johanna von Liechtenstein (1937, Mährisch-Sternberg - 2002, Bruderholz)
- Prince Eugen Hartmann Johannes Franz Maria von Liechtenstein (born ?, Mährisch-Sternberg - 1939)
- Prince Albrecht Johannes Géza Augustinus Wilhelm Maria von Liechtenstein, Freiherr von Landskron (born ?, Mährisch-Sternberg - 1940)
- Princess Barbara Eleonora Marie von Liechtenstein
- Eduard Reich (1836–1919), physician, born in Šternberk
- Oscar Gelbfuhs (1852–1877), chess player
- Adolf Duda (1878–1940), Austrian politician (de)
- Vincy Schwarz (1902–1942), German-Czech publisher, translator
- Hana Maciuchová (born 1945), actress
- Libor Vojkůvka (1947–2018), naive painter
- Robert Hock (born 1973), German ice hockey player
- Adriana Gerši (born 1976), tennis player
- Patrik Siegl (born 1976), football player
- Tomáš Žižka (born 1979), ice hockey player
- David Rozehnal (born 1980), Czech footballer
- Jana Doleželová (born 1981), Miss Czech Republic 2004
- Petr Vrána (born 1985), ice hockey player
- David Krejčí (born 1986), ice hockey player
- Ondřej Fiala (born 1987), ice hockey player
- Gabriela Vařeková (born 1987), Olympic rower
Twin towns — sister citiesEdit
- "Population of municipalities of the Czech republic". Czech Statistical Office. Retrieved 2019-04-30.
- Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm Klein, 1967
- Article Landkreis Sternberg (Mähren) in German Wikipedia.
- "Partnerská města" (in Czech). Město Šternberk. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
- Official website (in Czech)
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