Židlochovice

Židlochovice (Czech pronunciation: [ˈʒɪdloxovɪtsɛ]; German: Groß Seelowitz) is a town in Brno-Country District in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic.

Židlochovice
Town
Castle seen from the southwest
Castle seen from the southwest
Flag of Židlochovice
Flag
Coat of arms of Židlochovice
Coat of arms
Židlochovice is located in Czech Republic
Židlochovice
Židlochovice
Coordinates: 49°2′22″N 16°37′8″E / 49.03944°N 16.61889°E / 49.03944; 16.61889Coordinates: 49°2′22″N 16°37′8″E / 49.03944°N 16.61889°E / 49.03944; 16.61889
Country Czech Republic
RegionSouth Moravian
DistrictBrno-Country
Government
 • MayorJan Vitula (TOP 09)
Area
 • Total5.93 km2 (2.29 sq mi)
Elevation
190 m (620 ft)
Population
 (2019)[1]
 • Total3,826
 • Density650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Postal code
667 01
Websitehttp://www.zidlochovice.cz/

The town covers an area of 5.93 square kilometres (2.29 sq mi), and has a population of around 3,800.

Židlochovice lies approximately 18 kilometres (11 mi) south of Brno.

HistoryEdit

Until 1918, Gross-Seelowitz - Židlochovice (named Seelowitz before 1867) was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), in the Auspitz - Hustopeče district, one of the 34 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Moravia.[2]

 
Austrian KK 2 kr stamp, bilingual cancelled in 1881

A post-office was opened in 1850.

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

Židlochovice is twinned with:[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of municipalities of the Czech Republic". Czech Statistical Office. 1 January 2019.
  2. ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm Klein, 1967
  3. ^ "Družobné mestá". gbely.sk (in Slovak). Gbely. Retrieved 2019-09-17.
  4. ^ Nad letošní výstavou vín držel ochrannou ruku starosta města Ing. Jan Vitula i Jošt, markrabě moravský (in Czech), Město Židlochovice: Zpravodaj č. 04/2019, p. 7