Starý Jičín

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Starý Jičín
Municipality and village
Castle ruins
Castle ruins
Flag of Starý Jičín
Flag
Coat of arms of Starý Jičín
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 49°34′N 17°58′E / 49.567°N 17.967°E / 49.567; 17.967Coordinates: 49°34′N 17°58′E / 49.567°N 17.967°E / 49.567; 17.967
Country  Czech Republic
Region Moravian-Silesian Region
District Nový Jičín District
Area
 • Total 13.00 sq mi (33.67 km2)
Elevation 968 ft (295 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 2,667
 • Density 210/sq mi (79/km2)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Starý Jičín is a village in the Nový Jičín District, Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. It has around 2,400 inhabitants.

Villages Dub, Heřmanice, Janovice, Jičina, Palačov, Petřkovice, Starojická Lhota and Vlčnov are administrative parts of Starý Jičín.

It was first mentioned in a written document in 1201. A castle called Gyczyn was built here in the late 12th or in the early 13th century, first mentioned in 1240. The name Gyczyn later evolved into Jiczyn, and after formation of Nový Jičín (lit. New Jičín) it became known as Starý Jičín (lit. Old Jičín).

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