Nový Jičín

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Nový Jičín
Novy jicin central square.jpg
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Moravian-Silesian
District Nový Jičín
Commune Nový Jičín
Elevation 285 m (935 ft)
Coordinates 49°35′N 18°00′E / 49.583°N 18.000°E / 49.583; 18.000Coordinates: 49°35′N 18°00′E / 49.583°N 18.000°E / 49.583; 18.000
Area 44.71 km2 (17.26 sq mi)
Population 27,617 (2007-07-01)
Density 618/km2 (1,601/sq mi)
First mentioned 1313
Mayor Jaroslav Dvořák
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 741 01
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Moravian-Silesian Region
Location in the Moravian-Silesian Region
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Nový Jičín (Czech pronunciation: [ˈnoviː ˈjɪt͡ʃiːn]; German: Neutitschein) is a town in the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. It has ca. 26,500 inhabitants. The city is situated on the spurs of the Carpathian Mountains about 30 km (19 mi) from the Czech Republic's 3rd biggest city, Ostrava. The city is noted for its hatting industry.


Czechoslovakian stamp, bilingual cancelled in 1920

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] The German population was expelled in 1945.

Twin towns - sister cities[edit]

Nový Jičín is twinned with:


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

External links[edit]

Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "article name needed". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.