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Town hall
Town hall
Flag of Kyjov
Coat of arms of Kyjov
Coat of arms
Kyjov is located in Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°0′36″N 17°07′23″E / 49.01000°N 17.12306°E / 49.01000; 17.12306Coordinates: 49°0′36″N 17°07′23″E / 49.01000°N 17.12306°E / 49.01000; 17.12306
CountryCzech Republic
RegionSouth Moravian
First mentioned1126
 • MayorFrantišek Lukl
 • Total29.88 km2 (11.54 sq mi)
192 m (630 ft)
 • Total11,505
 • Density390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
697 01

Kyjov (Czech pronunciation: [ˈkɪjof]; Latin: Gaya, German: Gaya or Geyen) is a town in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic. It has around 12,000 inhabitants. Kyjov is famous for its folk festival which takes place every four years. Kyjov participated[1] and won silver[2] in the 2008 Entente Florale

The villages Bohuslavice, Boršov and Nětčice are administrative parts of Kyjov.


Kyjov 1727

The first mention of the village is from 1126 as a local trading centre. The town endured fires, plagues and sieges from the Ottoman Empire in the Middle Ages. During the Hussite wars the town leaned to Utraquism. It was under the rule of the Olomouc monastery until 1548, when the town achieved recognition as a King's town.

Austrian KK stamp, cancelled GAIA IN MÄHREN in 1879

Until 1918, GAYA IN MÄHREN - KYJOV (previously GAYA or GAIA) was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), head of the district with the same name, one of the 34 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Moravia.[3]

Kyjov is a centre of regional folklore. Slovácký Rok (Moravian Slovakian Year Festival) – the oldest Moravian folklore festival, has taken place there since 1921.

Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary

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  1. ^ "Download CZ-Kyjov-Web.pdf Free download from". Archived from the original on 23 January 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Kyjov: Entente florale se dostává do povědomí veřejnosti". Retrieved 25 May 2012.
  3. ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967

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