Valašské Meziříčí

Valašské Meziříčí (Czech pronunciation: [ˈvalaʃskɛː ˈmɛzɪr̝iːtʃiː]; German: Wallachisch Meseritsch), colloquially Valmez, is a town in the Zlín Region of the Czech Republic. It has around 22,000 inhabitants. The centre of the town is historically significant and since 1992 is protected by law as urban monument zone.[2]

Valašské Meziříčí
Town
Town square
Town square
Flag of Valašské Meziříčí
Flag
Coat of arms of Valašské Meziříčí
Coat of arms
Valašské Meziříčí is located in Czech Republic
Valašské Meziříčí
Valašské Meziříčí
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°28′36″N 17°58′26″E / 49.47667°N 17.97389°E / 49.47667; 17.97389Coordinates: 49°28′36″N 17°58′26″E / 49.47667°N 17.97389°E / 49.47667; 17.97389
Country Czech Republic
RegionZlín
DistrictVsetín
First mentioned1297
Government
 • MayorRobert Stržínek (ANO)
Area
 • Total35.44 km2 (13.68 sq mi)
Elevation
294 m (965 ft)
Population
 (2020-01-01[1])
 • Total22,306
 • Density630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
757 01
Websitewww.valasskemezirici.cz

The Vsetínská Bečva and Rožnovská Bečva rivers join in the town to form the Bečva River.

EtymologyEdit

The name comes from "mezi-říčí" (being between rivers); the centre is in the wedge of the confluencing Rožnovská Bečva and Vsetínská Bečva rivers. The adjective "Valašské" specifies that this town is located in Moravian Wallachia.

HistoryEdit

The first mention of Valašské Meziříčí is from 1297. With the town status is first mentioned in 1377.[2]

SightsEdit

Notable peopleEdit

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Valašské Meziříčí is twinned with:[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2020". Czech Statistical Office. 2020-04-30.
  2. ^ a b "Historie" (in Czech). Město Valašské Meziříčí. Retrieved 2020-08-28.
  3. ^ "Partnerská města" (in Czech). Město Valašské Meziříčí. Retrieved 2020-08-28.

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