Hlučín

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Hlučín

Hulczyn
Hultschin
Town
Town hall
Town hall
Flag of Hlučín
Flag
Coat of arms of Hlučín
Coat of arms
Hlučín is located in Czech Republic
Hlučín
Hlučín
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°53′48″N 18°11′35″E / 49.89667°N 18.19306°E / 49.89667; 18.19306Coordinates: 49°53′48″N 18°11′35″E / 49.89667°N 18.19306°E / 49.89667; 18.19306
CountryCzech Republic
RegionMoravian-Silesian
DistrictOpava
First mentioned1303
Government
 • MayorPavel Paschek
Area
 • Total21.13 km2 (8.16 sq mi)
Elevation
241 m (791 ft)
Population
 (2019-01-01[1])
 • Total13,953
 • Density660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
748 01
Websitewww.hlucin.cz

Hlučín (Czech pronunciation: [ˈɦlutʃiːn]; German: Hultschin; Polish: Hulczyn) is a town in the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. It is the center of the Hlučín Region. The population is around 14,000.

History[edit]

Hlučín was part of the Duchy of Opava before the latter was partitioned along the Opava River between Habsburg Austria and the Kingdom of Prussia in 1742 by the Treaty of Berlin after the First Silesian War. The town was administered within the Prussian Province of Silesia until 1920, when it was made part of Czechoslovakia following World War I. The transferral of the Hlučín Region sparked controversy between Germans, Czechs and Poles. After the Munich Agreement in 1938, Hlučín was annexed by Nazi Germany and again made part of Prussian Silesia, with its German name Hultschin restored to use. Hlučín was restored to Czechoslovakia in 1945 and its German inhabitants expelled.

Administrative parts[edit]

The villages Bobrovníky (German: Bobrownik, since 1939: Biberswald) and Darkovičky (German: Kleindarkowitz) belong to the town of Hlučín.

Notable people[edit]

Twin cities[edit]

Hlučín is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population of municipalities of the Czech republic". Czech Statistical Office. Retrieved 2019-04-30.

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