Fulnek

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Coordinates: 49°43′N 17°55′E / 49.717°N 17.917°E / 49.717; 17.917
Fulnek
Town
Fulnek castle.jpg
Fulnek Castle
Flag
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Moravian-Silesian
District Nový Jičín
Commune Odry
Municipality Fulnek
Elevation 258 m (846 ft)
Coordinates 49°43′N 17°55′E / 49.717°N 17.917°E / 49.717; 17.917
Area 68.46 km2 (26.43 sq mi)
Population 5,921 (Dec2011)
Density 86 / km2 (223 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1293
Mayor Jana Mocová
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 742 45
NUTS CZ0804 599352
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Moravian-Silesian Region
Location in the Moravian-Silesian Region
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.fulnek.cz

Fulnek (Czech pronunciation: [ˈfulnɛk]; German: Fulnek) is a town in the Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic, about 30 km south from Opava.

History[edit]

Until 1918, FULNEK was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), in the NEUTITSCHEIN - NOVÝ JIČÍN district, one of the 34 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Moravia.[1]

Austrian KK 5 kr stamp, German cancelled FULNEK in 1886

In 1938, it was occupied by the Nazi army as one of the municipalities in Sudetenland. The German-speaking population was expelled in 1945 (see the Beneš decrees) and replaced by Czech settlers.

People[edit]

People from Fulnek include:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967

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