Slušovice

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Coordinates: 49°14′58″N 17°48′3″E / 49.24944°N 17.80083°E / 49.24944; 17.80083
Slušovice
Town
Slušovice - kostel.jpg
Slušovice
Flag
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Zlín
District Zlín
Commune Vizovice
River Dřevnice
Elevation 275 m (902 ft)
Coordinates 49°14′58″N 17°48′3″E / 49.24944°N 17.80083°E / 49.24944; 17.80083
Area 7.14 km2 (2.76 sq mi)
Population 2,978
Density 417 / km2 (1,080 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1261
Mayor František Pavelka
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 763 15
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Slušovice
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.slusovice.cz

Slušovice (Czech pronunciation: [ˈsluʃovɪtsɛ]) is a small town in the Zlín Region of the Czech Republic. It was known as Sluschowitz in German. It is well known throughout the former Czechoslovakia due to having been the site of a socialist collective farm (denoted by the acronym "JZD" in Czech), which was reputed to be the best and most technologically advanced in the country[citation needed].

Demography[edit]

As of 2011, the town has 3,022 inhabitants.

History[edit]

The first mention of the town was made in 1261, and it obtained town privileges in 1446. The population increased considerably after World War II, when a large number of workers moved into the town to work in the growing collective farm.

With time, technological developments allowed for the manufacture of computers in the town's industrial complex. These computers were sold under the Slušovice brand, priced at 40,000 USD at the official exchange rate or 5,000 USD on the black market. As a result, the town became a kind of showcase of Czechoslovakia's planned economy[citation needed].

With the fall of communism in the Eastern Bloc, much of the industry in the town fell into decline[citation needed]. In 1996, Slušovice was given town status.

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