Studénka

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Coordinates: 49°43′N 18°4′E / 49.717°N 18.067°E / 49.717; 18.067
Studénka
Town
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Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Moravian-Silesian
District Nový Jičín
Commune Bílovec
Municipality Studénka
Elevation 239 m (784 ft)
Coordinates 49°43′N 18°4′E / 49.717°N 18.067°E / 49.717; 18.067
Area 30.9 km2 (11.9 sq mi)
Population 10,298 (2006-07-03)
Density 333 / km2 (862 / sq mi)
Mayor Ladislav Honusek
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 742 13
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Moravian-Silesian Region
Location in the Moravian-Silesian Region
Wikimedia Commons: Studénka
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.mesto-studenka.cz

Studénka (Czech pronunciation: [ˈstudɛːŋka]; German: Stauding) is a town of 10,210 residents in Nový Jičín District of the Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic. It is on the mainline railway between Kraków and Prague, and was the scene of the Studénka train disaster in August 2008. The town is situated on both sides of the historical border between Moravia and Silesia. It became best known as the birthplace of František Tomášek.

Cadastral areas[edit]

  • Butovice - formerly a Moravian village, during communism the area was exploited for the agricultural industry.
  • Nová Horka - in the Moravian part of the town
  • Studénka nad Odrou - in the Silesian part

Famous people[edit]

  • František Cardinal Tomášek - 34th archbishop of Prague, born in Studénka
  • Jan Böhm, bishop and waker
  • Matyáš Reinscher, builder
  • Adam Smuž, geographer and politician
  • Vladimír Svačina, hockey-player
  • Miloš Holaň, hockey-player and coach, Czech representative
  • Oldřich Haluska, football player

Sports[edit]

Climate[edit]

Climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year round. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb" (Marine West Coast Climate/Oceanic climate).[1]

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