Jeseník nad Odrou
|Jeseník nad Odrou|
|Municipality and village|
|District||Nový Jičín District|
|• Total||11.17 sq mi (28.93 km2)|
|Elevation||866 ft (264 m)|
|• Density||170/sq mi (65/km2)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postcode||741 01 through 742 33|
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.
The first written mention of the settlement comes from 1383.
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
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. Jesenik nad Odra was the area in the Czech Republic most affected by these floods.
Village of the Year title
In 2013, the village received the honorary title of "Village of the Year" given for a successful care for the municipality.
- Floods have claimed most victims in Jesenik nad Odra rozhlas.cz, June 252009
- The number of flood victims is already ten, high water threatens further, lidovky.cz, June 25, 2009
- Village of 2013 became Jesenik nad Odra to Novojičínsko, lidovky.cz, September 14, 2013
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