Vysoké Mýto

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Coordinates: 49°57′N 16°10′E / 49.950°N 16.167°E / 49.950; 16.167
Vysoké Mýto
Town
Náměstí ve Vysokém Mýtě.jpg
Flag
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Pardubice
District Ústí nad Orlicí
River Loučná
Elevation 284 m (932 ft)
Coordinates 49°57′N 16°10′E / 49.950°N 16.167°E / 49.950; 16.167
Area 42.07 km2 (16 sq mi)
Population 12,634 (2011)
Density 300 / km2 (777 / sq mi)
Founded 1262
Mayor Ing. Miloslav Soušek
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 565 41 – 566 01
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Vysoké Mýto
Website: www.vysoke-myto.cz

Vysoké Mýto (Czech pronunciation: [ˈvɪsokɛː ˈmiːto]; German: Hohenmauth) is a town in the Pardubice Region, Czech Republic. Founded in 1262 by the Bohemian king, Přemysl Otakar II, it is situated near its original location, called Vraclav. Vysoké Mýto is a centre of tourism, due to its architectural monuments and the nature that surrounds it. Industrial companies in the city include an Iveco bus factory (brand name Karosa). There is also a football club, SK Vysoké Mýto. The town square is exceptionally beautiful and it is one of the largest examples of its type in Bohemia.

History[edit]

1262 – foundation of the city by the Bohemian king, Přemysl Otakar II

Until 1918, the town was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), head of the HOHENMAUTH district, one of the 94 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Bohemia.[1]

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Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Vysoké Mýto is twinned with:

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References[edit]

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