Suchdol nad Odrou

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Coordinates: 49°38′54″N 17°56′3″E / 49.64833°N 17.93417°E / 49.64833; 17.93417
Suchdol nad Odrou
Market Town
Evangelický kostel - Suchdol nad Odrou.jpg
Church
Flag
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Moravian-Silesian
District Nový Jičín
Commune Nový Jičín
Elevation 272 m (892 ft)
Coordinates 49°38′54″N 17°56′3″E / 49.64833°N 17.93417°E / 49.64833; 17.93417
Area 22.99 km2 (8.88 sq mi)
Population 2,547 (2012-01-01)
Density 111 / km2 (287 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1293
Mayor Miroslav Ondračka
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 742 01
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Suchdol nad Odrou
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.suchdol-nad-odrou.cz

Suchdol nad Odrou (German: Zauchtenthal) is a market town in Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic. Many of the first religious refugees that came to the estate of Count von Zinzendorf to begin the building of Herrnhut (beginning in 1722) originated from Suchdol/Zauchtenthal. These refugees were instrumental in renewing the Unitas Fratrum of their ancestors, today called the Moravian Church, the Jednota Bratrska, or Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine.

History[edit]

Until 1918, the town (German names ZAUCHTEL, before 1867 only ZAUCHTL) was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), in the NEUTITSCHEIN (Nový Jičín) district, one of the 34 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Moravia.[1]

Austrian KK stamp, cancelled at the station in 1899

References[edit]

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