|Elevation||243 m (797 ft)|
|Area||38.85 km2 (15.00 sq mi)|
|Density||191/km2 (495/sq mi)|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||742 92 - 743 01|
|Wikimedia Commons: Bílovec|
This article needs additional citations for verification. (January 2013) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
Bílovec (Czech pronunciation: [ˈbiːlovɛts]; German: Wagstadt) is a town in the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic, near Nový Jičín. It is situated on the slopes of the Nízký Jeseník mountains and on the banks of the Bílovka River.
This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it. (January 2013)
Until 1918, Wagstadt was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (the Austrian side after the compromise of 1867), in the district with the same name, one of the eight Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Austrian Silesia.
In 1938, it was occupied by the Nazi army as one of the municipalities in the Sudetenland, the portion of Czechoslovakia turned over to Germany by the Munich agreement between Chamberlain and Hitler. After the conclusion of World War II, the German speaking population was expelled from the region in 1945 (see the Beneš decrees) and replaced by Czech settlers.
The Grammar school of Nicolas Copernicus (Gymnázium Mikuláše Koperníka, GMK) is located in Bílovec.
Notable people born in Bílovec
- Petra Kvitová, 2011 and 2014 Wimbledon female tennis champion.
- Adam Pavlásek, professional tennis player
- Květa Peschke, professional tennis player
- Rostislav Olesz, Ice hockey player for the New Jersey Devils of the NHL
- Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bílovec.|
|This Moravian-Silesian Region location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|