Příbor

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Příbor
Town
Pribor.jpg
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Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Moravian-Silesian
District Nový Jičín
Commune Kopřivnice
Municipality Příbor
Elevation 278 m (912 ft)
Coordinates 49°38′19″N 18°8′38″E / 49.63861°N 18.14389°E / 49.63861; 18.14389Coordinates: 49°38′19″N 18°8′38″E / 49.63861°N 18.14389°E / 49.63861; 18.14389
Area 22.14 km2 (8.55 sq mi)
Population 8,814 (2006-10-02)
Density 398 / km2 (1,031 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1251
Mayor Milan Strakoš
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 742 58 - 742 59
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Moravian-Silesian Region
Location in the Moravian-Silesian Region
Wikimedia Commons: Příbor
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.pribor-mesto.cz

Příbor (Czech pronunciation: [ˈpr̝̊iːbor]; German: Freiberg in Mähren) is a town in the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 8,800 inhabitants (as of 2004).

It is located in northeastern Moravia, surrounded by the foothills of the Moravian-Silesian Beskids.

Vriburch in the Margraviate of Moravia was first mentioned in a 1251 deed, issued by the Přemyslid margrave Ottokar II. The estates passed to the Bishops of Olomouc in the 14th century. Saint John Sarkander attended the local parish school from 1589; in 1694 a Piarist gymnasium was established, whereafter Příbor developed to a centre of education.

Birthplace of Sigmund Freud

The town is notable as the birthplace, on 6 May 1856, of Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis.

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