|Elevation||241 m (791 ft)|
|Area||21.13 km2 (8.16 sq mi)|
|Density||668/km2 (1,730/sq mi)|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||748 01|
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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 was around 14,500 as of 2016. The current mayor in Hlučín is Mgr. Pavel Pashek.
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.
The villages Bobrovníky (German: Bobrownik, since 1939: Biberswald) and Darkovičky (German: Kleindarkowitz) belong to the town of Hlučín.
A few of famous artists were born in Hlučín:
- Pavel Josef Vejvanovský-composer
- Paul Blashke- composer
- Bohumil Hynek Bílovský- writer
- Tomáš Xaver Laštůvka- writer
- Jan Boshenek- painter
- Jan Janda- painter
- s.r.o., Core Trade. "Informační centrum Hlučín - Moravskoslezký kraj". www.info.hlucin.com. Retrieved 2016-11-30.
- Official website (in Czech)
- Map: location of Hlučínsko area within Czech Republic[permanent dead link]
- Map: location of the city within Hlučínsko area[permanent dead link]
- Information centre of Hlučín
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