Kopřivnice

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Coordinates: 49°35′58″N 18°8′28″E / 49.59944°N 18.14111°E / 49.59944; 18.14111
Kopřivnice
Town
Technical museum in Koprivnice.JPG
Technical museum
Flag
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Moravian-Silesian
District Nový Jičín
Commune Kopřivnice
Elevation 320 m (1,050 ft)
Coordinates 49°35′58″N 18°8′28″E / 49.59944°N 18.14111°E / 49.59944; 18.14111
Area 27.48 km2 (10.61 sq mi)
Population 23,642 (2006-10-02)
Density 860 / km2 (2,227 / sq mi)
Mayor Josef Jalůvka
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 742 21 - 742 74
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Moravian-Silesian Region
Location in the Moravian-Silesian Region
Wikimedia Commons: Kopřivnice
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.koprivnice.cz/

Kopřivnice (Czech pronunciation: [ˈkopr̝̊ɪvɲɪt͡sɛ]; German: Nesselsdorf [ˈnɛsəlsdɔɐ̯f], Polish: Koprzywnica [kɔˈpʂɨvɲit͡sa]) is a town in the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic.

History[edit]

Until 1918, NESSELSDORF - KOPŘIVNICE 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]

A post-office was opened in 1870, named NESSELSDORF.

Austrian KK 10 kreuzer stamp, cancelled NESSELSDORF in 1876

In 1850, both of the former villages, Drnholec nad Lubinou and Větřkovice, became a part of the political district of Nový Jičín within the judicial district Příbor. Between the years 1939-1945, both villages were attached to the Third Reich within so called “the Nový Jičín Landrat”.[2] In 1945 the German population was expelled according to the Benes Decrees.

In 1980, Lubina covered an area of 781 hectares. In that year Lubina had a population of 1358 which increased to 1371 in 1991. The number of dwellings increased from 344 (in 1980) to 363 (in 1991).In 1971, Lubina became a seat of a collective farm „Družba“ which was established by uniting of collective farms Lubina, Mniší, Vlčovice and Hájov. The collective farm „Družba“stretched on an area of 1502 hectares.

Parts of Kopřivnice[edit]

  • Lubina is a former village situated between Kopřivnice and Příbor. It lies by the north-west border of the former Nový Jičín district in the Moravian-Silesian region. In 1959, two villages, Drnholec nad Lubinou and Větřkovice, were united and formed the old village of Lubina. Later, in 1978, Lubina became a part of the town Kopřivnice.
  • Vlčovice
  • Mniší

Industry[edit]

Kopřivnice and the Moravian-Silesian region has a strong industrial heritage, steel, engineering, and automotive industries are strong, the Tatra truck company is based here. During the communist era Tatra employed over 16,000 (including about 1,000 of Vietnamese nationality) it currently employs 3,700. The controlling interest of Tatra is now owned by an international consortium of Vectra Group of U.K., Sam Eyde of Lansing, Michigan, KBC PE of Belgium and Ronald Adams of Czech Republic. Other important industrial sectors include chemicals, pharmaceuticals, glass, rubber, paper and textiles. Brewing is also an important industry and some of the country's finest beers are produced in the area.[3]

Sights[edit]

  • History exhibit in Muzeum fojtství (Museum of the reeve house).
  • Art exhibit in Šustalova vila (Šustal Villa).
  • Technical museum of Tatra[4] with famous rail motor coach Slovenská strela on display and with a special permanent exhibit on Dana and Emil Zátopek in addition to historical automobiles and trucks produced in Kopřivnice.

People[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967
  2. ^ http://www.koprivnice.cz/index.php?id=historie-koprivnice&idm=m
  3. ^ http://www.inward.cz/economy.html
  4. ^ http://www.tatramuseum.cz/new/index.php?r=1&idj=2

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