Ivančice

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Coordinates: 49°6′5.2″N 16°22′39.07″E / 49.101444°N 16.3775194°E / 49.101444; 16.3775194
Ivančice
Town
Ivančice - celkový pohled na Palackého náměstí od východu.jpg
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Country Czech Republic
Region South Moravian
District Brno-venkov
Commune Ivančice
Elevation 210 m (689 ft)
Coordinates 49°6′5.2″N 16°22′39.07″E / 49.101444°N 16.3775194°E / 49.101444; 16.3775194
Area 47.57 km2 (18.37 sq mi)
Population 9,576 (2006-10-02)
Density 201 / km2 (521 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1221
Mayor Vojtěch Adam
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 664 91
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Ivančice
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.ivancice.cz
Town hall

Ivančice (Czech pronunciation: [ˈɪvantʃɪtsɛ]; German: Eibenschütz) is a town in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic, 21 km south-west of Brno. The town has approximately 9,300 inhabitants. It lies on the confluence of Oslava, Jihlava and Rokytná rivers.

History[edit]

Ivančice was first mentioned in 1221, and from 1288 it had the status of a royal town. In the fifteenth century the town came into the hands of the von Lipá family, and it stayed in their possession until the Battle of White Mountain. In the sixteenth century, the town was an important centre for the Unity of the Brethren; Ivančice was home to Jan Blahoslav, bishop of the brethren and Czech linguist. In the Thirty Years' War Ivančice was recatholicised and lost its previous significance.

The town is now home to a museum of the life of actor Vladimír Menšík.

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