Prostějov

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Prostějov
Town
New Town Hall
New Town Hall
Flag of Prostějov
Flag
Coat of arms of Prostějov
Coat of arms
Prostějov is located in Czech Republic
Prostějov
Prostějov
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°28′N 17°5′E / 49.467°N 17.083°E / 49.467; 17.083Coordinates: 49°28′N 17°5′E / 49.467°N 17.083°E / 49.467; 17.083
CountryCzech Republic
RegionOlomouc
DistrictProstějov
First mentioned1141
Government
 • MayorAlena Rašková (ČSSD)
Area
 • Total46.58 km2 (17.98 sq mi)
Elevation223 m (732 ft)
Population (2015-01-01)
 • Total44,094
 • Density950/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code796 01
Websitewww.mestopv.cz/

Prostějov (Czech pronunciation: [ˈproscɛjof]; German: Proßnitz, Yiddish: פראסטיץProstitz) is a city in the Olomouc Region of the Czech Republic, in the historical region of Moravia. Today the city is known for its fashion industry and AČR special forces unit 601. skss based there. The historical core of the town has been declared for historical preservation.

Notable people[edit]

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Administration[edit]

Prostějov consists from seven administrative parts: Čechovice, Čechůvky, Domamyslice, Krasice, Prostějov, Vrahovice and Žešov.

External links[edit]

  • Official website
  • Wikisource "Prossnitz". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). 1911.
  • Jewish history