Nové Město na Moravě

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Nové Město na Moravě
Town
Town square
Town square
Flag of Nové Město na Moravě
Flag
Coat of arms of Nové Město na Moravě
Coat of arms
Nové Město na Moravě is located in Czech Republic
Nové Město na Moravě
Nové Město na Moravě
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°33′41″N 16°4′27″E / 49.56139°N 16.07417°E / 49.56139; 16.07417Coordinates: 49°33′41″N 16°4′27″E / 49.56139°N 16.07417°E / 49.56139; 16.07417
CountryCzech Republic
RegionVysočina
DistrictŽďár nad Sázavou
Founded1250
Government
 • MayorMichal Šmarda (ČSSD)
Area
 • Total61.13 km2 (23.60 sq mi)
Elevation
594 m (1,949 ft)
Population
 (2019-01-01[1])
 • Total10,098
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
592 31
Websitewww.nmnm.cz

Nové Město na Moravě (Czech pronunciation: [ˈnovɛː ˈmɲɛsto ˈna moravjɛ]; German: Neustadt in Mähren; literally "New Town on Moravia") is a town in the Vysočina Region in the central Czech Republic. It has about 10,000 inhabitants.

Sports and recreation[edit]

The town is a prominent Czech winter sports resort and it hosted the 2013 Biathlon World Championships[2][3] and a total six stages of the Tour de Ski in 2007–08 and 2008–09.

Mountain bike races are also being organised in Nové Město, hosting races at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup level as well as the cross-country event of the 2016 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships.

Transport[edit]

The town is a hub of many local roads, crossed by a first class road No. 19, and also by local railways No. 251 Tišnov - Žďár nad Sázavou. It is accessible from the D1 motorway, lying 30 km away from its nearest exit 141.

Business in town[edit]

Despite its distant mountainous location, the town has a long tradition of manufacturing. Among the significant sectors is the production of ski equipment by Sporten, of medical instruments by Medin, and of wireless communication modems by Racom.

EGU Brno Facility[edit]

Near the urban part Studnice, there is at 49°36′31.40″N 16°05′2.500″E / 49.6087222°N 16.08402778°E / 49.6087222; 16.08402778 (EGU Brno) a testing facility of EGU Brno, which has three towers. The central tower of this facility, which is equipped with a lot of antennas looks very funny and is nicknamed Gyro Gearloose Tower after the famous fictional inventor Gyro Gearloose, who has a similar structure in his garden. [1]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population of municipalities of the Czech republic". Czech Statistical Office. Retrieved 2019-04-30.
  2. ^ "It's Here…Welcome to the IBU World Championships Biathlon 2013!". 7 February 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  3. ^ "ČD strengthening the transport service during the Biathlon World Championship in Nové Město na Moravě". Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration. 1 February 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to Nové Město na Moravě at Wikimedia Commons