Jeseník nad Odrou

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Jeseník nad Odrou
Municipality and village
Flag of Jeseník nad Odrou
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Coat of arms of Jeseník nad Odrou
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Jeseník nad Odrou is located in Czech Republic
Jeseník nad Odrou
Jeseník nad Odrou
Coordinates: 49°36′48″N 17°54′22″E / 49.61333°N 17.90611°E / 49.61333; 17.90611
Country  Czech Republic
Region Moravian-Silesian Region
District Nový Jičín District
Area
 • Total 11.17 sq mi (28.93 km2)
Elevation 866 ft (264 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 1,882
 • Density 170/sq mi (65/km2)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 741 01 through 742 33
Website www.jeseniknadodrou.cz

Jeseník nad Odrou (formerly Německý Jeseník, German: Deutsch-Jaßnik) is a village and municipality in Nový Jičín District in the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. There are springs in the area that provide drinkable mineral water. It composes of five parts which were formerly independent villages: Jeseník nad Odrou, Blahutovice, Polouvsí, Hůrka and Hrabětice.

History[edit]

The first written mention of the settlement comes from 1383.

War Events[edit]

During March 1938 four of the 5 villages that now form the municipality were occupied and annected by Nazi Germany, becoming an integral part of the Third Reich. The rest of Czech Lands were occupied the year after, forming the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia in 1939. This protectorate included also the last part of the municipality, the Hůrka village. Jewish population of the municipality fled or was murdered during the Holocaust, while German population was expulsed after the World War II and the villages were repopulated by migrants from Czechoslovakia, Ucraine and Romania.

Former citizen of the municipality are now remembered by a Memorial of Reconciliation, jointly funded from Czech and Germans sources as well as the former German inhabitants of Jeseník nad Odrou.

Catastrophic Floods in 2009[edit]

On the night of June 24–25, 2009, the village was hit by a sudden flood caused by a consecutive series of violent cloudbursts. Three people were killed and it caused extensive damage.[1][2] Jesenik nad Odra was the area in the Czech Republic most affected by these floods.

Village of the Year title[edit]

In 2013, the village received the honorary title of "Village of the Year" given for a successful care for the municipality.[3]

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