|Nickname: Venice of Hanakia|
|Elevation||233 m (764 ft)|
|Area||46.39 km2 (17.91 sq mi)|
|Density||218 / km2 (565 / sq mi)|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
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Litovel (Czech pronunciation: [ˈlɪtovɛl]; German: Littau) is a town in the Olomouc Region of the Czech Republic. It has around 10,000 inhabitants. Litovel lies in Upper-Morava Vale (Czech: Hornomoravský úval), 233 metres above the sea level. Thanks to its rich history Litovel has many historical monuments.
|Population (December 31 )||5,884||12,611||11,644||9,926||10,068||9,835|
Source: Czech Statistical Office
The Town Hall lies on Přemysl Otakar Square. The City bought the building in 1557 and the town council moved in. It was reconstructed in 1572 and the Town Hall tower, 72 metres tall, was built over Nečíz, one of the many branches of river Morava that runs underneath the square.
A plague column stands near the Town Hall. It was constructed by Václav Render in 1724 in memory of the plague epidemic in 1714. The pillar is decorated with seven statues of plaque patrons and The Holy Virgin on the top.
Bridge of Saint John
The Bridge of Saint John (Czech: Svatojánský most) is a stone bridge over the river Morava. It was constructed in 1592, and it is the third oldest bridge in the Czech Republic (and the oldest stone bridge in Moravia).
There is a brewery in Litovel.
Pro-Ject brand turntables and audio equipment are manufactured in Litovel.
West of Litovel at 49°42'38" N and 17°3'23" E there was a transmitting facility with three guyed masts each 220 metres tall, which were arranged in a row [http:// www.mrakodrapy.xf.cz/stozary.htm]. The facility might have used for jamming programmes of Radio Free Europe on 720 kHz. The masts of the station were demolished, but the buildings are still in place.
Villages Březové, Chudobín, Myslechovice, Nasobůrky, Nová Ves, Rozvadovice, Savín, Tři Dvory, Unčovice and Víska are administrative parts of Litovel.
- Gustav Tschermak von Seysenegg, father of Erich
Twin towns — Sister cities
Litovel is twinned with:
- "Wieliczka Miasta partnerskie" [Polish]. Urząd Miasta i Gminy Wieliczka. Retrieved 2013-06-25.
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