Nové Město na Moravě

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Coordinates: 49°34′N 16°05′E / 49.567°N 16.083°E / 49.567; 16.083
Nové Město na Moravě
Town
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Country Czech Republic
Region Vysočina
District Žďár nad Sázavou
Commune Nové Město na Moravě
Elevation 594 m (1,949 ft)
Coordinates 49°34′N 16°05′E / 49.567°N 16.083°E / 49.567; 16.083
Area 61.13 km2 (23.6 sq mi)
Population 10,200 (1.1.2013)
Density 167 / km2 (433 / sq mi)
Founded 1250
Mayor Michal Šmarda
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 592 31
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Nové Město na Moravě
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.nmnm.cz

Nové Město na Moravě (Czech pronunciation: [ˈnovɛː ˈmɲɛsto ˈna moravjɛ]; German: Neustadtl in Mähren; literally "New Town in Moravia") is a town in the Vysočina Region in the central Czech Republic. It has about 10,500 inhabitants. The town is a prominent Czech winter sports resort and it hosted the 2013 Biathlon World Championships.

Transport[edit]

The town is a hub of many local roads, crossed by a first class road No. 19, and also by a local railway No. 251 Tišnov - Žďár nad Sázavou. It is accessible from the D1 motorway, lying 30 km away from its nearest exit 141.

Business in town[edit]

Despite its distant mountainous location, the town has a long tradition of manufacturing. Among the significant sectors is the production of ski equipment by Sporten, of medical instruments by Medin, and of wireless communication modems by Racom.

EGU Brno Facility[edit]

Near the urban part Studnice, there is at 49°36′31.40″N 16°05′2.500″E / 49.6087222°N 16.08402778°E / 49.6087222; 16.08402778 (EGU Brno) a testing facility of EGU Brno, which has three towers. The central tower of this facility, which is equipped with a lot of antennas looks very funny and is nicknamed Gyro Gearloose Tower after the famous fictional inventor Gyro Gearloose, who has a similar structure in his garden. [1]

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