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Kojetín, Masarykovo náměstí.jpg
Town square
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Olomouc
District Přerov
Commune Přerov
Municipality Kojetín
Elevation 200 m (656 ft)
Coordinates 49°20′58″N 17°18′4″E / 49.34944°N 17.30111°E / 49.34944; 17.30111Coordinates: 49°20′58″N 17°18′4″E / 49.34944°N 17.30111°E / 49.34944; 17.30111
Area 31.07 km2 (12.00 sq mi)
Population 6,477 (2006-08-28)
Density 208/km2 (539/sq mi)
First mentioned 1233
Mayor Jiří Šírek
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 750 02 - 752 01
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Kojetín
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.kojetin.cz

Kojetín (Czech pronunciation: [ˈkojɛciːn]) is a Moravian town, in the Olomouc Region, the Czech Republic. It has 6,557 inhabitants.

There are multiple pre-medieval historic records documenting existence and history of Kojetín in Czech and Moravian archives.

According to undocumented, but often quoted legends [1] origins of Kojetín can be traced to the times of Samo's Empire. The town is said to receive its name after Samo's legendary son Kojata, who allegedly defeated Avars at this locality and founded a settlement named Kojata, later Kojetín. Local Czech historians in the past issued various theories about the above and some other "Kojata's" - most prominent being Kojata Všeborovic and Kojata Hrabišic, who was a chaplain in Olomouc in 1223.

Filological and geographical studies have shown that the settlement was probably founded in the 13th century. [2]

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