Bystřice nad Pernštejnem

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Bystřice nad Pernštejnem
Town
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Flag of Bystřice nad Pernštejnem
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Coat of arms of Bystřice nad Pernštejnem
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Bystřice nad Pernštejnem is located in Czech Republic
Bystřice nad Pernštejnem
Bystřice nad Pernštejnem
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°31′23″N 16°15′41″E / 49.52306°N 16.26139°E / 49.52306; 16.26139Coordinates: 49°31′23″N 16°15′41″E / 49.52306°N 16.26139°E / 49.52306; 16.26139
CountryCzech Republic
RegionVysočina
DistrictŽďár nad Sázavou
Founded13th century
Government
 • MayorKarel Pačiska
Area
 • Total53.08 km2 (20.49 sq mi)
Elevation
535 m (1,755 ft)
Population
 (2019-01-01[1])
 • Total8,110
 • Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
593 01
Websitewww.bystricenp.cz

Bystřice nad Pernštejnem (Czech pronunciation: [ˈbɪstr̝̊ɪtsɛ ˈnat pɛrnʃtɛjnɛm]; German: Bistritz ob Pernstein) is a town in the Vysočina Region, Czech Republic.

History[edit]

It was established in the 13th century and got it was named after river Bystřice. The first written record about the Bystřice can be traced back to 1298. In the 14th century it became the economic and commercial center of the surrounding villages in Pernštejn dominion. Rudolf II promoted Bystřice to town in 1580. By this occasion the town received its coat of arms. The owners of the town changed frequently after 1588 when it was sold by Jan from Pernštejn.

In 1905 the town was connected by railway with Žďár nad Sázavou and Tišnov which contributed to development of local industry. The town also benefited from the development of uranium industry in Dolní Rožínka. In 1925 Bystřice was renamed to 'Bystřice nad Pernštejnem'. In 2010 the town square was renovated.

Administrative parts[edit]

The town has following parts: Divišov, Dvořiště, Bratrušín, Domanínek, Domanín, Karasín, Kozlov, Lesoňovice, Pivonice, Rovné and Vítochov.

Population[edit]

The development of population
in Bystřice nad Pernštejnem
YearPop.±%
1869 5,468—    
1880 5,405−1.2%
1890 5,119−5.3%
1900 5,006−2.2%
1910 4,770−4.7%
1921 4,576−4.1%
1930 4,170−8.9%
YearPop.±%
1950 3,922−5.9%
1961 5,032+28.3%
1970 7,644+51.9%
1980 9,510+24.4%
1991 9,304−2.2%
2001 9,068−2.5%
Source: [2]

Notable people[edit]

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Bystřice nad Pernštejnem is twinned with:[3]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population of municipalities of the Czech republic". Czech Statistical Office. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  2. ^ Balcar, Vladimír; Havel, Radek; Křídlo, Josef; Pavlíková, Marie; Růžková, Jiřina; Šanda, Robert; Škrabal, Josef (2006): Historický lexikon obcí České republiky 1869–2005. Český statistický úřad, Praha, ISBN 80-250-1311-1.
  3. ^ "Partnerská města" (in Czech). Město Bystřice nad Pernštejnem. Retrieved 26 August 2019.

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