Kojetín (Czech pronunciation: [ˈkojɛciːn]) is a town in Přerov District in the Olomouc Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 5,800 inhabitants.

Kojetín
Town square
Town square
Flag of Kojetín
Coat of arms of Kojetín
Kojetín is located in Czech Republic
Kojetín
Kojetín
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°21′6″N 17°18′8″E / 49.35167°N 17.30222°E / 49.35167; 17.30222Coordinates: 49°21′6″N 17°18′8″E / 49.35167°N 17.30222°E / 49.35167; 17.30222
Country Czech Republic
RegionOlomouc
DistrictPřerov
First mentioned1233
Government
 • MayorLeoš Ptáček
Area
 • Total31.09 km2 (12.00 sq mi)
Elevation
200 m (700 ft)
Population
 (2022-01-01)[1]
 • Total5,837
 • Density190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
752 01
Websitewww.kojetin.cz

Administrative partsEdit

Villages of Kovalovice and Popůvky are administrative parts of Kojetín.

GeographyEdit

 
Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary

Kojetín is located about 8 kilometres (5 mi) northeast of Kroměříž and 15 km (9 mi) southwest of Přerov. It lies mostly in the Upper Morava Valley, the southern part of the municipal territory is located in the Litenčice Hills. The town is located on the right bank of the Morava River, the Haná River flows south of the town.

Kojetín lies in the ethnographic region of Haná.

HistoryEdit

According to legends, origins of Kojetín can be traced to the times of Samo's Empire. The town is said to receive its name after Samo's legendary son Kojata, who founded a settlement named Kojata, later Kojetín. In fact, it was probably not founded until the 12th or 13th century. The first written mention of Kojetín is from 1233.[2]

Until the Hussite Wars, Kojetín was owned by the Diocese of Prague. After the wars, it was acquired by Jiří of Sternberg. Until the 18th century, it was gradually owned by several aristocratic families. The town achieved the most significant development during the reign of the Pernštejn family. In 1720 it returned to the property of the Diocese of Prague.[2]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
18694,325—    
18805,414+25.2%
18906,169+13.9%
19006,627+7.4%
19107,027+6.0%
YearPop.±%
19216,812−3.1%
19306,913+1.5%
19505,801−16.1%
19616,074+4.7%
19706,380+5.0%
YearPop.±%
19806,756+5.9%
19916,529−3.4%
20016,432−1.5%
20116,170−4.1%
20215,691−7.8%
Source: Censuses[3][4]

SightsEdit

 
Former synagogue

The most important monument and the landmark of the town is the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. This Baroque church from the end of the 17th century was built on a Gothic ground plan.[2]

The former synagogue in Kojetín is one of the oldest synagogues in Moravia. The building currently serves as a prayer house for the Czechoslovak Hussite Church. There is also a Jewish cemetery, first documented after 1550.[2][5]

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2022". Czech Statistical Office. 2022-04-29.
  2. ^ a b c d "The town of Kojetín". Město Kojetín. Retrieved 2022-02-03.
  3. ^ "Historický lexikon obcí České republiky 1869–2011 – Okres Přerov" (in Czech). Czech Statistical Office. 2015-12-21. pp. 3–4.
  4. ^ "Population Census 2021: Population by sex". Public Database. Czech Statistical Office. 2021-03-27.
  5. ^ "Kojetínská synagoga: v základu nejstarší stavba ve městě a jedna z nejstarších synagog na Moravě" (in Czech). Czech Radio. 2019-01-28. Retrieved 2022-02-03.

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