Štítina

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Štítina
Village
Štítina railway station, Czech Republic.jpg
Train station
Flag
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Moravian-Silesian
District Opava
Commune Opava
Elevation 238 m (781 ft)
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
Area 3.02 km2 (1.17 sq mi)
Population 1,204 (2012-01-01)
Density 399/km2 (1,033/sq mi)
First mentioned 1282
Mayor Štěpán Koník
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 747 91
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Štítina
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.stitina.cz

Štítina (German: Stettin, Silesian: Ščičina) is a village in 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]

  • Josef Šrámek (1875–1937) — the first and only president of the Czech Silesia; born in Štítina
  • Heliodor Píka (1897–1949) — Czechoslovak general executed by the Communists after a show trial; born in Štítina

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