Moravský Beroun

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Coordinates: 49°47′47″N 17°26′41″E / 49.79639°N 17.44472°E / 49.79639; 17.44472
Moravský Beroun
Town
Mor Beroun PM.JPG
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Olomouc
District Olomouc
Commune Šternberk
Municipality Moravský Beroun
Elevation 525 m (1,722 ft)
Coordinates 49°47′47″N 17°26′41″E / 49.79639°N 17.44472°E / 49.79639; 17.44472
Area 51.22 km2 (19.78 sq mi)
Population 3,189 (2012-01-01)
Density 62 / km2 (161 / sq mi)
Mayor Tomáš Feranec
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 793 05
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Moravský Beroun
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.morberoun.cz

Moravský Beroun (Czech pronunciation: [ˈmorafskiː ˈbɛrou̯n]; German: Bärn) is a town in the Olomouc District, Olomouc Region, Czech Republic. It has 3,322 inhabitants (2006 estimation).

History[edit]

Until 1918, BÄRN (named BAERN before 1867) was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), in the Sternberg (Šternberk) district, one of the 34 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Moravia.[1]

In 1938, after the Munich Agreement, it was occupied by the Nazi army as one of the municipalities in Sudetenland, one of the 6 towns of Landkreis Bärn.[2] The German speaking population was expelled in 1945 (further to the Beneš decrees) and replaced by Czech settlers, who renamed the town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967
  2. ^ Landkreis Bärn, German Wikipedia.

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