Nové Město na Moravě

Nové Město na Moravě (Czech pronunciation: [ˈnovɛː ˈmɲɛsto ˈna moravjɛ]; German: Neustadt in Mähren; literally "New Town on Moravia") is a town in the Vysočina Region in the central Czech Republic. It has about 10,000 inhabitants.

Nové Město na Moravě
Town
Town square
Town square
Flag of Nové Město na Moravě
Flag
Coat of arms of Nové Město na Moravě
Coat of arms
Nové Město na Moravě is located in Czech Republic
Nové Město na Moravě
Nové Město na Moravě
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°33′41″N 16°4′27″E / 49.56139°N 16.07417°E / 49.56139; 16.07417Coordinates: 49°33′41″N 16°4′27″E / 49.56139°N 16.07417°E / 49.56139; 16.07417
Country Czech Republic
RegionVysočina
DistrictŽďár nad Sázavou
Founded1250
Government
 • MayorMichal Šmarda (ČSSD)
Area
 • Total61.13 km2 (23.60 sq mi)
Elevation
594 m (1,949 ft)
Population
 (2020-01-01[1])
 • Total10,049
 • Density160/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
592 31
Websitewww.nmnm.cz

EconomyEdit

Despite its distant mountainous location, the town has a long tradition of manufacturing. Among the significant sectors is the production of ski equipment by Sporten, of medical instruments by Medin, and of wireless communication modems by Racom.

TransportEdit

The town is a hub of many local roads, crossed by a first class road No. 19, and also by local railways No. 251 TišnovŽďár nad Sázavou. It is accessible from the D1 motorway, lying 30 km away from its nearest exit 141.

EGÚ Brno FacilityEdit

Near the urban part Studnice, there is at 49°36′31.40″N 16°05′2.500″E / 49.6087222°N 16.08402778°E / 49.6087222; 16.08402778 (EGÚ Brno) a testing facility of EGÚ Brno, which has three towers. The central tower of this facility, which is equipped with a lot of antennas looks very funny and is nicknamed Gyro Gearloose Tower after the famous fictional inventor Gyro Gearloose, who has a similar structure in his garden. [1]

SportEdit

 
2014–15 Biathlon World Cup in Nové Město na Moravě

The town is a prominent Czech winter sports resort and it hosted the 2013 Biathlon World Championships[2][3] and since the 2011–12 season, the Biathlon World Cup event has been held here more or less regularly.

It also hosted events of the Tour de Ski in 2007–08 and 2008–09.

Mountain bike races are also being organised in Nové Město, hosting races at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup level as well as the cross-country event of the 2016 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships.

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2020". Czech Statistical Office. 2020-04-30.
  2. ^ "It's Here…Welcome to the IBU World Championships Biathlon 2013!". 7 February 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  3. ^ "ČD strengthening the transport service during the Biathlon World Championship in Nové Město na Moravě". Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration. 1 February 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2018.

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