Bystřice nad Pernštejnem

Bystřice nad Pernštejnem (Czech pronunciation: [ˈbɪstr̝̊ɪtsɛ ˈnat pɛrnʃtɛjnɛm]; German: Bistritz ob Pernstein) is a town in the Vysočina Region, Czech Republic. It has a population of about 8,000.

Bystřice nad Pernštejnem
Town
Main square
Main square
Flag of Bystřice nad Pernštejnem
Flag
Coat of arms of Bystřice nad Pernštejnem
Coat of arms
Bystřice nad Pernštejnem is located in Czech Republic
Bystřice nad Pernštejnem
Bystřice nad Pernštejnem
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°31′23″N 16°15′41″E / 49.52306°N 16.26139°E / 49.52306; 16.26139Coordinates: 49°31′23″N 16°15′41″E / 49.52306°N 16.26139°E / 49.52306; 16.26139
Country Czech Republic
RegionVysočina
DistrictŽďár nad Sázavou
First mentioned1298
Government
 • MayorKarel Pačiska
Area
 • Total53.08 km2 (20.49 sq mi)
Elevation
535 m (1,755 ft)
Population
 (2020-01-01[1])
 • Total8,004
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
593 01
Websitewww.bystricenp.cz

HistoryEdit

It was established in the 13th century and got it was named after river Bystřice. The first written record about the Bystřice can be traced back to 1298. In the 14th century it became the economic and commercial center of the surrounding villages in Pernštejn dominion. Rudolf II promoted Bystřice to town in 1580. By this occasion the town received its coat of arms. The owners of the town changed frequently after 1588 when it was sold by Jan from Pernštejn.

In 1905 the town was connected by railway with Žďár nad Sázavou and Tišnov which contributed to development of local industry. The town also benefited from the development of uranium industry in Dolní Rožínka. In 1925 Bystřice was renamed to 'Bystřice nad Pernštejnem'. In 2010 the town square was renovated.

Administrative partsEdit

The town has following parts: Divišov, Dvořiště, Bratrušín, Domanínek, Domanín, Karasín, Kozlov, Lesoňovice, Pivonice, Rovné and Vítochov.

PopulationEdit

The development of population
in Bystřice nad Pernštejnem
YearPop.±%
1869 5,468—    
1880 5,405−1.2%
1890 5,119−5.3%
1900 5,006−2.2%
1910 4,770−4.7%
1921 4,576−4.1%
1930 4,170−8.9%
YearPop.±%
1950 3,922−5.9%
1961 5,032+28.3%
1970 7,644+51.9%
1980 9,510+24.4%
1991 9,304−2.2%
2001 9,068−2.5%
Source: [2]

Notable peopleEdit

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Bystřice nad Pernštejnem is twinned with:[3]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2020". Czech Statistical Office. 30 April 2020.
  2. ^ Balcar, Vladimír; Havel, Radek; Křídlo, Josef; Pavlíková, Marie; Růžková, Jiřina; Šanda, Robert; Škrabal, Josef (2006): Historický lexikon obcí České republiky 1869–2005. Český statistický úřad, Praha, ISBN 80-250-1311-1.
  3. ^ "Partnerská města" (in Czech). Město Bystřice nad Pernštejnem. Retrieved 22 July 2020.

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