Frýdek-Místek

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Frýdek-Místek
Town
Frydek-Mistek Czech Republic2.jpg
Místek town square
Flag
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Moravian-Silesian
District Frýdek-Místek
River Ostravice
Elevation 291 m (955 ft)
Coordinates 49°41′8″N 18°21′2″E / 49.68556°N 18.35056°E / 49.68556; 18.35056Coordinates: 49°41′8″N 18°21′2″E / 49.68556°N 18.35056°E / 49.68556; 18.35056
Area 51.59 km2 (19.92 sq mi)
Population 56,945 (January 2015)
Density 1,104/km2 (2,859/sq mi)
First documented 1305
 - 2 towns merged 1943
Mayor Michal Pobucký
Postal code 738 01
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Moravian-Silesian Region
Location in the Moravian-Silesian Region
Wikimedia Commons: Frýdek-Místek
Website: www.frydekmistek.cz

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)

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Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Frýdek-Místek is twinned with:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bielsko-Biała - Partner Cities". © 2008 Urzędu Miejskiego w Bielsku-Białej. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  2. ^ Mysłowiceown Council (2011). "Mysłowice Partner Towns". myslowice.pl. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 

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