Slušovice

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Slušovice
Town
Church of Saint John the Baptist
Church of Saint John the Baptist
Flag of Slušovice
Flag
Coat of arms of Slušovice
Coat of arms
Slušovice is located in Czech Republic
Slušovice
Slušovice
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°14′58″N 17°48′3″E / 49.24944°N 17.80083°E / 49.24944; 17.80083Coordinates: 49°14′58″N 17°48′3″E / 49.24944°N 17.80083°E / 49.24944; 17.80083
CountryCzech Republic
RegionZlín
DistrictZlín
First mentioned1261
Government
 • MayorPetr Hradecký
Area
 • Total7.14 km2 (2.76 sq mi)
Elevation
275 m (902 ft)
Population
 (2019-01-01[1])
 • Total2,980
 • Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
763 15
Websitewww.slusovice.eu

Slušovice (Czech pronunciation: [ˈsluʃovɪtsɛ]) (German: Sluschowitz) is a small town in the Zlín Region of the Czech Republic. It has a population of around 3,000 inhabitants. It is well known throughout the former Czechoslovakia due to having been the site of an unusually successful and productive socialist collective farm (denoted by the acronym "JZD" in Czech).[2]

History[edit]

The first mention of the town was made in 1261. It obtained town privileges in 1446. The population increased considerably after World War II, when a large number of workers moved into the town to work in the growing collective farm.

With time, technological developments allowed for the manufacture of computers in the town's industrial complex. These computers were sold under the Slušovice brand, priced at 40,000 USD at the official exchange rate or 5,000 USD on the black market. As a result, the town became a showcase of Czechoslovakia's planned economy.[3]

With the fall of communism in the Eastern Bloc, much of the industry in the town fell into decline.[4] In 1996, Slušovice was given town status.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population of municipalities of the Czech republic". Czech Statistical Office. Retrieved 2019-04-30.
  2. ^ Vlková, Jitka. "Podnikatelský „zázrak" socialismu. Za úspěchem JZD Slušovice stála StB". iDnes. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Slušovický zázrak? Jejich způsob zemědělství by zničil přírodu, říká odborník". Seznam zprávy (in Czech). 2019-07-03. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  4. ^ "Kdo „podojil" Slušovice. O konci družstva s kriminálním pozadím se mlčí". iDnes (in Czech). 2019-07-19. Retrieved 2019-07-30.

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