Prostějov

Prostějov (Czech pronunciation: [ˈproscɛjof]; German: Proßnitz, Yiddish: פראסטיץProstitz) is a city in the Olomouc Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 44,000 inhabitants. Today the city is known for its fashion industry and AČR special forces unit 601. skss based there. The centre of the town is historically significant and is protected by law as urban monument zone.

Prostějov
New Town Hall
New Town Hall
Flag of Prostějov
Flag
Coat of arms of Prostějov
Coat of arms
Prostějov is located in Czech Republic
Prostějov
Prostějov
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°28′20″N 17°6′38″E / 49.47222°N 17.11056°E / 49.47222; 17.11056Coordinates: 49°28′20″N 17°6′38″E / 49.47222°N 17.11056°E / 49.47222; 17.11056
Country Czech Republic
RegionOlomouc
DistrictProstějov
First mentioned1141
Government
 • MayorFrantišek Jura (ANO 2011)
Area
 • Total46.58 km2 (17.98 sq mi)
Elevation
223 m (732 ft)
Population
 (2020-01-01[1])
 • Total43,651
 • Density940/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
796 01
Websitewww.prostejov.eu

HistoryEdit

In the Austrian Empire and Austria-Hungary, Prostějov was part of the Margraviate of Moravia. In 1918, it became part of independent Czechoslovakia. The period of German occupation lasted from March 1939 until May 1945. During this time, Prostějov was administered as a part of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.

AdministrationEdit

Prostějov consists from seven administrative parts: Čechovice, Čechůvky, Domamyslice, Krasice, Prostějov, Vrahovice and Žešov.

SightsEdit

SportEdit

Notable peopleEdit

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Prostějov is twinned with:[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2020". Czech Statistical Office. 2020-04-30.
  2. ^ "Hvězdy TK AGROFERT Prostějov" (in Czech). TK Agrofert Prostějov. Retrieved 2019-08-17.
  3. ^ "Partnerská města" (in Czech). Statutární město Prostějov. Retrieved 2020-06-22.

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