Karolinka

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Karolinka
Town
Karolinka, Czech Republic - panoramio (1).jpg
Karolinka
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Country Czech Republic
Region Zlín
District Vsetín
Commune Vsetín
Municipality Karolinka
River Vsetínská Bečva
Elevation 483 m (1,585 ft)
Coordinates 49°21′20″N 18°14′40″E / 49.35556°N 18.24444°E / 49.35556; 18.24444Coordinates: 49°21′20″N 18°14′40″E / 49.35556°N 18.24444°E / 49.35556; 18.24444
Area 42.14 km2 (16.27 sq mi)
Population 2,867 (2006-07-03)
Density 68/km2 (176/sq mi)
Founded 1861
Mayor Tomáš Hořelica
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 756 05
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Karolinka
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.karolinka.cz/

Karolinka (German: Charlottenhütte) is a small town in the Czech Republic, located about 18 km east of Vsetín. The settlement grew up around a glass factory established on territory of Nový Hrozenkov municipality in 1861. Karolinka was separated as a municipality of its own from Nový Hrozenkov in 1949. The current name, a Czech diminutive form of female name Caroline, (originally Karolinina Huť until 1951) derives from given name of stepmother of its founder Salomon Reich.

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