Starý Jičín

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Starý Jičín
Municipality and village
Starý Jičín Castle
Starý Jičín Castle
Flag of Starý Jičín
Flag
Coat of arms of Starý Jičín
Coat of arms
Starý Jičín is located in Czech Republic
Starý Jičín
Starý Jičín
Location in the Czech Republic
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
RegionMoravian-Silesian Region
DistrictNový Jičín District
Area
 • Total13.00 sq mi (33.67 km2)
Elevation
968 ft (295 m)
Population
(2012)
 • Total2,667
 • Density210/sq mi (79/km2)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

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).

External links[edit]