Jevíčko

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Coordinates: 49°37′N 16°42′E / 49.617°N 16.700°E / 49.617; 16.700
Jevíčko
Town
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Pardubice
District Svitavy
Commune Jevíčko
Elevation 366 m (1,201 ft)
Coordinates 49°37′N 16°42′E / 49.617°N 16.700°E / 49.617; 16.700
Area 23.25 km2 (8.98 sq mi)
Population 2,800
Density 120 / km2 (311 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1249
Mayor Roman Müller
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 569 43
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Jevíčko
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.jevicko.cz

Jevíčko (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjɛviːtʃko]; German: Gewitsch) is a town in Svitavy District, in the Pardubice Region of the Czech Republic. The town has a population of 2,900.

History[edit]

Jevíčko was part of the Great Moravian Empire in the 9th and early 10th century, and at various times was under the control of one or the other of Boskovice or Olomouc. In 1258, Jevíčko received its city charter, from Ottokar, then ruler of Moravia. In 1291, his son Wenceslaus II gave Jevíčko jurisdiction over the thirteen surrounding villages.

Geography[edit]

Jevíčko is located above the Jevíčka River in a wide valley which cuts north-south through the highlands of the Central Moravian Carpathians.

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