Ivančice

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Ivančice
Town
Palacký Square in Ivančice
Palacký Square in Ivančice
Flag of Ivančice
Flag
Coat of arms of Ivančice
Coat of arms
Ivančice is located in Czech Republic
Ivančice
Ivančice
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°6′5.2″N 16°22′39.07″E / 49.101444°N 16.3775194°E / 49.101444; 16.3775194Coordinates: 49°6′5.2″N 16°22′39.07″E / 49.101444°N 16.3775194°E / 49.101444; 16.3775194
CountryCzech Republic
RegionSouth Moravian
DistrictBrno-Country
First mentioned1221
Government
 • MayorMilan Buček
Area
 • Total47.57 km2 (18.37 sq mi)
Elevation
210 m (690 ft)
Population
(2015-01-01)
 • Total9,603
 • Density200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
664 91
WebsiteOfficial website

Ivančice (Czech pronunciation: [ˈɪvantʃɪtsɛ]; German: Eibenschütz, Yiddish: אייבעשיץ‎) is a town in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic, 21 kilometres (13 mi) south-west of Brno. The town has approximately 9,300 inhabitants. It lies on the confluence of Oslava, Jihlava and Rokytná [cz] rivers.

History[edit]

Town hall

Ivančice was first mentioned in 1221, and from 1288 it had the status of a royal town. In the fifteenth century the town came into the hands of the von Lipá family, and it stayed in their possession until the Battle of White Mountain. In the sixteenth century, the town was an important centre for the Unity of the Brethren; Ivančice was home to Jan Blahoslav, bishop of the brethren and Czech linguist. In the Thirty Years' War Ivančice was recatholicised and lost its previous significance.

Ivančice was the birthplace of Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist Alphonse Mucha. The town is now home to a museum of the life of actor Vladimír Menšík.

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