Vítkov (Opava District)

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Vitkov
Vítkov
Vitkov
Vitkov
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Coat of arms of Vitkov
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Vitkov is located in Czech Republic
Vitkov
Vitkov
Coordinates: 49°46′44″N 17°45′22″E / 49.77889°N 17.75611°E / 49.77889; 17.75611Coordinates: 49°46′44″N 17°45′22″E / 49.77889°N 17.75611°E / 49.77889; 17.75611
Country Czech Republic
Government
 • Mayor Pavel Smolka (2006)
Area
 • Total 55.03 km2 (21.25 sq mi)
Elevation 480 m (1,570 ft)
Population (2009-12-31)
 • Total 6,123
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 747 43, 749 01
Website Stránky města Vítkova

Vítkov (Czech pronunciation: [ˈviːtkof]; German: Wigstadtl, Polish: Witków) is a town in the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. It has circa 6,200 inhabitants.

Villages Jelenice, Klokočov, Nové Těchanovice, Podhradí, Prostřední Dvůr, Lhotka and Zálužné are administrative districts of Vítkov.

According to the Austrian census of 1910 the town had 3,570 inhabitants, 3,547 of whom had permanent residence there. Census asked people for their native language, 3,544 (99.9%) were German-speaking. Most populous religious group were Roman Catholics with 3,513 (98.4%).[1]

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