Moravská Třebová

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Moravská Třebová
Town
Tomáš G. Masaryk Square
Flag of Moravská Třebová
Flag
Coat of arms of Moravská Třebová
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Moravská Třebová is located in Czech Republic
Moravská Třebová
Moravská Třebová
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°45′N 16°40′E / 49.750°N 16.667°E / 49.750; 16.667Coordinates: 49°45′N 16°40′E / 49.750°N 16.667°E / 49.750; 16.667
CountryCzech Republic
RegionPardubice
DistrictSvitavy
First mentioned1270
Government
 • MayorTomáš Kolkop
Area
 • Total42.205 km2 (16.295 sq mi)
Elevation
360 m (1,180 ft)
Population
 • Total11,414
 • Density270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
571 01
Websitewww.mtrebova-city.cz

Moravská Třebová (Czech pronunciation: [ˈmorafskaː ˈtr̝̊ɛbovaː]; German: Mährisch Trübau) is a town in the Svitavy District and lies in the Pardubice Region, Czech Republic. It has around 11,300 inhabitants.

Moravská Třebová is located on the Třebůvka River.

It was the largest German linguistic enclave within Bohemia and Moravia. Some locations were just some kilometers apart from the other German-speaking areas. Until the expulsion of the Germans in 1945/46 according to the Beneš decrees, it was exclusively inhabited by German-speaking population. Between 1850 and 1960 Moravská Třebová has been a district town.

Town development[edit]

Part of the town of Moravská Třebová are the incorporated villages of Boršov, Sušice and Udánky.

History[edit]

Moravská Třebová was founded around 1257 by Boreš of Rýzmburk as typical colonization town. The biggest boom for Moravská Třebová during the rule of the Lords of Boskovic and Ladislav Velen of Žerotín (1486-1622), when the city was the center of humanistic scholarship and earned the nickname Moravian Athens.

Until 1918 the town 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.[1]

Partner cities[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967

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