Štítina

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Štítina
Village
Train station
Train station
Flag of Štítina
Flag
Coat of arms of Štítina
Coat of arms
Štítina is located in Czech Republic
Štítina
Štítina
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°54′56″N 18°0′38″E / 49.91556°N 18.01056°E / 49.91556; 18.01056Coordinates: 49°54′56″N 18°0′38″E / 49.91556°N 18.01056°E / 49.91556; 18.01056
CountryCzech Republic
RegionMoravian-Silesian
DistrictOpava
First mentioned1282
Government
 • MayorKarel Ulrich
Area
 • Total3.02 km2 (1.17 sq mi)
Elevation
238 m (781 ft)
Population
 (2012-01-01)
 • Total1,204
 • Density400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
747 91
Websitewww.stitina.cz

Štítina (German: Stettin) is a village in the Czech Republic, about 10 kilometers east of Opava.

History[edit]

Štítina was first mentioned in 1282. The original keep built by the lords of Benešov was later rebuilt into a moated renaissance castle. In 1785, the castle was turned into a brewery and in 1988, the tumbledown building was eventually demolished.

At the end of World War II, large tank battle took place between Štítina and Kravaře and the village itself was badly damaged.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Heliodor Píka (1897–1949) — Czechoslovak general executed by the Communists after a show trial; born in Štítina
  • Josef Šrámek (1875–1937) — Czech-Silesian lawyer and politician

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