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Nový Jičín (Czech pronunciation: [ˈnoviː ˈjɪtʃiːn]; German: Neutitschein) is a town in the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. It has appximately 26,500 inhabitants. The city is situated on the spurs of the Carpathian Mountains[1] about 30 km (19 mi) from the Czech Republic's 3rd biggest city, Ostrava. The city is noted for its hatting industry.

Nový Jičín
Masaryk Square
Masaryk Square
Flag of Nový Jičín
Coat of arms of Nový Jičín
Coat of arms
Nový Jičín is located in Czech Republic
Nový Jičín
Nový Jičín
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°35′N 18°00′E / 49.583°N 18.000°E / 49.583; 18.000Coordinates: 49°35′N 18°00′E / 49.583°N 18.000°E / 49.583; 18.000
CountryCzech Republic
DistrictNový Jičín
First mentioned1313
 • MayorJaroslav Dvořák
 • Total44.71 km2 (17.26 sq mi)
285 m (935 ft)
 • Total27,617
 • Density620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
741 01



Czechoslovak stamp, bilingual postmark, 1920

The town was founded in 1311.[1] Until 1918 the town was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), head of the district with the same name, one of the 34 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Moravia.[2] The German population was expelled in 1945.

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  1. ^ a b   Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Neutitschein" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 19 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 441.
  2. ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967

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