|Elevation||243 m (797 ft)|
|Area||38.85 km2 (15 sq mi)|
|Density||195 / km2 (505 / sq mi)|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||742 92 - 743 01|
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Bílovec (Czech pronunciation: [ˈbiːlovɛts]; German: Wagstadt) is a town in the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic, near Nový Jičín. It is situated on the slopes of the Nízký Jeseník mountains and on the banks of the Bílovka River.
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The town Bílovec is located in Czech Republic.The Czech Republic (Listeni/ˈtʃɛk rɨˈpʌblɪk/ chek rəpublik; Czech: Česká republika, pronounced [ˈt͡ʃɛskaː ˈrɛpuˌblɪka] ( listen), short form Česko Czech pronunciation: [ˈt͡ʃɛsko]) is a landlocked country in Central Europe. The country is bordered by Germany to the west and north-west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the north-east. Prague is the capital and largest city, with 1.3 million residents. The Czech Republic includes the historical territories of Bohemia and Moravia, and Czech Silesia.
The Grammar school of Nicolas Copernicus (Gymnázium Mikuláše Koperníka) is located in Bílovec. It was founded on 22.6.1946 as a scion of Opavian matrix. Antonín Frantl a former high school teacher was appointed the first head master. Building had 12 classrooms, a staffroom, a small sports-hall, a library and a class specialized in natural sciences. Everything was influenced by the fact that the building itself was used as a lazaret for German soldiers.
In October 1978, the Department of Education gave school its honorable name "Gymnázium Mikuláše Koperníka".
In 1976, construction of a boarding house was finished and in the same year the first class with specialization in math was opened. The construction of the expansion called "pavilon B" began in 1979 and was finished in August 1983. A year later an entry hall was built. These included new central cloakrooms, social units, classrooms, staff rooms and labs. A Multi-purpose outdoor sport ground with a synthetic surface was completed in 1993. Today the Grammar school of Nicolas Copernicus has 419 students divided into 16 classes and was recognised (15.4.2011 - Hospodářské noviny) as one of the nine most prestigious schools in Czech Republic (and the only one in the Moravian-Silezian region). GMK includes pavilion A (the old building), pavilion B (the new building), a big sports hall, a library and a boarding house. The school has been recently modernized thanks to donations from the European Union.
PRINCIPALS: - since 1942 - Antonín Frantl - since 1951 - Jan Husák - since 1954 - Miroslav Rusek - since 1970 - Ota Hon - since 1983 - Bedřich Špaček - since 1991 - Petr Bujok - since 1995 - Radmila Horáková - since 1996 - Václav Vaněk - since 2010 - Pavel Mrva
Notable people born in Bílovec
- Petra Kvitová, 2011 & 2014 Wimbledon female tennis champion.
- Květa Peschke, professional tennis player
- Rostislav Olesz, Hockey player for the New Jersey Devils of the NHL
- Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967
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