Jeseník nad Odrou

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Jeseník nad Odrou
Municipality and village
Chateau in the village
Chateau in the village
Flag of Jeseník nad Odrou
Flag
Coat of arms of Jeseník nad Odrou
Coat of arms
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
RegionMoravian-Silesian Region
DistrictNový Jičín District
Area
 • Total28.93 km2 (11.17 sq mi)
Elevation
264 m (866 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total1,882
 • Density65/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
74101 through 74233
Websitewww.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 five villages that now form the municipality were occupied and annexed 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 the German population was expelled after World War II, and the villages were repopulated by migrants from Czechoslovakia, Ukraine and Romania.

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

Catastrophic floods in 2009[edit]

On the night of 24-25 June 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] Jeseník nad Odrou 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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