Hodonín

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Coordinates: 48°50′56.17″N 17°7′56″E / 48.8489361°N 17.13222°E / 48.8489361; 17.13222
Hodonín
Town
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Country Czech Republic
Region South Moravian
District Hodonín
Commune Hodonín
Elevation 167 m (548 ft)
Coordinates 48°50′56.17″N 17°7′56″E / 48.8489361°N 17.13222°E / 48.8489361; 17.13222
Area 63.05 km2 (24.34 sq mi)
Population 25,259 (1.1.2012)
Density 401 / km2 (1,039 / sq mi)
Founded 11th century
Mayor Mgr. Igor Taptič
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 695 01
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Hodonín
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: Hodonin.eu

Hodonín (Czech pronunciation: [ˈɦodoɲiːn]; German: Göding) is a town on the River Morava in the southeast of Moravia, in the Czech Republic. It lies in the South Moravian Region. The population is 26,226 (2006). Hodonín was first mentioned in 1046. In 1228 it became a town. In 1850 Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, the first president of independent Czechoslovakia, was born there.

In the vicinity of the town there is an oil field and a stratum of lignite, which was formerly transported to the town of Otrokovice, a few kilometers from the city of Zlín, by a special water channel known as the Baťův kanál. It was built by the famous Czech entrepreneur Tomáš Baťa and now operates as a tourist attraction.

Demography[edit]

1890 7 616
1900 9 018
1921 13 200
1930 14 882
1950 13 572
1970 20 829
1980 25 485
1991 28 230
2001 27 361
2006 26 226

Twin towns[edit]

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