Frýdek-Místek

Frýdek-Místek (Czech pronunciation: [ˈfriːdɛk ˈmiːstɛk], Polish: Frydek-Mistek; German: Friede(c)k-Mistek) is a city in the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. It is the administrative centre of Frýdek-Místek District. Frýdek-Místek is located at the confluence of the rivers Ostravice and Morávka in the foothills of the Beskyds near the borders of Poland (25 km) and Slovakia (35 km). The city has about 55,000 inhabitants. Nowadays, there are over 80,000 residents in Frýdek-Místek city including its suburbs of separate municipalities (Staré Město, Sviadnov, Baška, Dobrá, Palkovice and other municipalities).

Frýdek-Místek
Místek town square
Místek town square
Flag of Frýdek-Místek
Flag
Coat of arms of Frýdek-Místek
Coat of arms
Frýdek-Místek is located in Czech Republic
Frýdek-Místek
Frýdek-Místek
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°41′8″N 18°21′2″E / 49.68556°N 18.35056°E / 49.68556; 18.35056Coordinates: 49°41′8″N 18°21′2″E / 49.68556°N 18.35056°E / 49.68556; 18.35056
Country Czech Republic
RegionMoravian-Silesian
DistrictFrýdek-Místek
First documented1305
2 towns merged1943
Government
 • MayorMichal Pobucký (ČSSD)
Area
 • Total51.59 km2 (19.92 sq mi)
Elevation
291 m (955 ft)
Population
 (2020-01-01[1])
 • Total55,557
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
738 01
Websitewww.frydekmistek.cz

HistoryEdit

The city's history reaches back to the 13th century when a Gothic castle was constructed. On January 1, 1943 the Germans joined the previously separate towns of Frýdek and Místek into a single town.

ClimateEdit

Winters are usually cold and cloudy; the days are short and snow precipitation is common. January's average temperature is about −5 °C (23 °F). Summers are usually warm, with plenty of rain. July's average temperature is about 18 °C (64 °F).

The highest temperature is: +35.9 °C (96.6 °F) The lowest temperature is: −34.8 °C (−30.6 °F)

EconomyEdit

In recent years, Frýdek-Místek and its surroundings have experienced rapid development, in part due to investments by international firms.

Around Frýdek-Místek several Korean companies can be found, including Hyundai, Mobis, Hanwha, Hysco, Dymos and others, the Dutch company Huisman - producer of lifting equipment, Biocel Paskov, which is part of the Austrian group Lenzing - producer of rayon fibres, Mayr Melnhof, the Belgian Vyncke, which designs and builds green and clean energy plants, and other companies like Borcad, Blanco, Novogear, Viroplastic, Motor Lučina, MPM Quality, T-Metal.

The food processing industry has a long tradition in the city, led by brands such as Radegast brewery, Marlenka, Beskyds Fryčovice or Beskyds Smoked Meats of Chodura.

Notable peopleEdit

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Frýdek-Místek is twinned with:[2]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2020". Czech Statistical Office. 2020-04-30.
  2. ^ "Partnerská města" (in Czech). Statutární město Frýdek-Místek. Retrieved 2020-06-12.

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