Tišnov

Tišnov (Czech pronunciation: [ˈcɪʃnof]; German: Tischnowitz) is a town in the Czech Republic. Tišnov is a town in the Brno-Country District of the South Moravian Region, 22 km northwest of Brno, near the confluence of the Svratka and Loučka rivers. The town has a population of about 9,000 inhabitants.

Tišnov
Town
Town Hall
Town Hall
Flag of Tišnov
Flag
Coat of arms of Tišnov
Coat of arms
Tišnov is located in Czech Republic
Tišnov
Tišnov
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°20′55″N 16°25′28″E / 49.34861°N 16.42444°E / 49.34861; 16.42444Coordinates: 49°20′55″N 16°25′28″E / 49.34861°N 16.42444°E / 49.34861; 16.42444
CountryCzech Republic
RegionSouth Moravian
DistrictBrno-Country
First mentioned1233
Government
 • MayorJiří Dospíšil
Area
 • Total17.13 km2 (6.61 sq mi)
Elevation
256 m (840 ft)
Population
 (2019-01-01[1])
 • Total9,257
 • Density540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
666 01
Websitewww.tisnov.cz

HistoryEdit

The first recorded mention of Tišnov (then using the name Tušnovice) is found in a charter of 1233 about the Cistercian convent Porta Coeli, which was founded three years earlier by Constance of Hungary. The founding of the monastery was also supported by her two sons, Moravian Margrave Přemysl and King Wenceslaus I. The property remained a monastery until its dissolution in 1782.

In 1416, King Wenceslas IV granted the town the right to hold an annual market. The city was burned during the Hussite battles in 1428 and remained spared from damage in the Thirty Years War.

After being named as Tischnowitz or Tischnovitz,[2] the town became known as Tišnov, and was included in Brno-area district in 1869. A railway line connecting Tišnov to Brno was constructed in 1885, and twenty years later the track was extended to Havlíčkův Brod, by which time Tišnov was its own municipality.

Until 1918, Tišnov was a part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), in the district with the same name, one of the 34 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Moravia.[3]

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

Tišnov is twinned with:[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of municipalities of the Czech republic". Czech Statistical Office. Retrieved 2019-04-30.
  2. ^ Handbook of Austria and Lombardy-Venetia Cancellations on the Postage Stamp Issues 1850-1864, by Edwin Mueller, 1961
  3. ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967
  4. ^ "Partnerská města Kyjova" (in Czech). Město Tišnov. Retrieved 2019-08-25.

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