Ostrovačice

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Ostrovačice
Městys
Skyline of Ostrovačice
Flag of Ostrovačice
Flag
Coat of arms of Ostrovačice
Coat of arms
Ostrovačice is located in Czech Republic
Ostrovačice
Ostrovačice
Coordinates: 49°12′23″N 16°25′7″E / 49.20639°N 16.41861°E / 49.20639; 16.41861Coordinates: 49°12′23″N 16°25′7″E / 49.20639°N 16.41861°E / 49.20639; 16.41861
Country  Czech Republic
Region South Moravian
District Brno-Country
Area
 • Total 7.82 km2 (3.02 sq mi)
Elevation 330 m (1,080 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 672
 • Density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Postal code 664 81
Website http://www.ostrovacice.eu

Ostrovačice is a small town (městys) in Brno-Country District in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic.

The town covers an area of 86 km2, and has a population of 672 (2012).

Ostrovačice lies approximately 15 km west of Brno.

History[edit]

Until 1918, the town (bilingual name SCHWARZKIRCHEN - OSTROVAČICE) was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), in the BRÜNN (Brno) district, in Moravia.[1] The German name only was used before 1867.

Austrian KK 2 heller stamp, bilingual cancelled in 1900

References[edit]

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