Místek town square
|Elevation||291 m (955 ft)|
|Area||51.59 km2 (19.92 sq mi)|
|Population||56,945 (January 2015)|
|Density||1,104 / km2 (2,859 / sq mi)|
|- 2 towns merged||1943|
|Postal code||738 01|
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Frýdek-Místek (Czech pronunciation: [ˈfriːdɛk ˈmiːstɛk], Polish: Frydek-Mistek; German: Friedeck-Mistek) is a city in Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. It is the administrative centre of Frýdek-Místek District. Frýdek-Místek is located at the confluence of two rivers Ostravice and Morávka in the foothills of the Beskyds near the Polish (25 km) and Slovakia (35 km) borders. The city history reaches back to the 13th century, when Gothic castle was established. On January 1, 1943 the Germans joined the up-until-then separate towns of Frýdek and Místek in a twin-town.
Nowadays, there are over 80 000 residents in Frýdek-Místek city incl. suburbs of separate municipalities (Staré Město, Sviadnov, Baška, Dobrá, Palkovice and other municipalities). In the last years, Frýdek-Místek and its surroundings have been going through dynamic development, and it is also thanks to the branches of world-known companies.
Around Frýdek-Místek we can find several Korean companies incl. Hyundai, Mobis, Hanwha, Hysco, Dymos and others, the Dutch company Huisman - producer of renowned lifting equipment, Biocel Paskov, which is part of the Austrian group Lenzing - the greatest world-wide producer of rayon fibres, Mayr Melnhof - the most modern and biggest saw and sawer production in Europe, the Belgian Vyncke, which designs and builds green and clean energy plants, or other companies like Borcad, Blanco, Novogear, Viroplastic, Motor Lučina, MPM Quality, T-Metal.
The food processing industry here has a long-term tradition led by brands such as Radegast brewery, Marlenka, Beskyds Fryčovice or Beskyds Smoked Meats of Chodura.
Winters are cold and cloudy; the days are short and snow precipitation is common. January's average temperature is about −5 °C (23 °F). Summers are usually warm, with plenty of rain. July's average temperature is about 18 °C (64 °F).
The highest temperature is: +35.9 °C (96.6 °F) The lowest temperature is: −34.8 °C (−30.6 °F)
Twin towns — Sister cities
Frýdek-Místek is twinned with:
- Francis Kolařík (1867-1927), organist and composer
- Petr Bezruč (1867-1958), Czech poet
- Óndra Łysohorsky (1905-1989), Czech poet
- Miloš Macourek (1926-2002), Czech poet and screenwriter
- Josef Mikoláš (1938-2015), Czech ice-hockey goaltender
- Evžen Zámečník (b. 1939), Czech composer
- Jan Keller (b. 1955), Czech politician
- Ivana Chýlková (b. 1963), Czech actress
- Tomáš Galásek (b. 1973), Czech football player
- Denise Milani (b. 1976), Glamour Model
- Ondřej Palát (b. 1991), professional hockey player
The town square with a statue of Saint Florian
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