Valašské Meziříčí

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Valašské Meziříčí
Town
Town square
Town square
Flag of Valašské Meziříčí
Flag
Coat of arms of Valašské Meziříčí
Coat of arms
Valašské Meziříčí is located in Czech Republic
Valašské Meziříčí
Valašské Meziříčí
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°28′36″N 17°58′26″E / 49.47667°N 17.97389°E / 49.47667; 17.97389Coordinates: 49°28′36″N 17°58′26″E / 49.47667°N 17.97389°E / 49.47667; 17.97389
CountryCzech Republic
RegionZlín
DistrictVsetín
First mentioned1377
Government
 • MayorRobert Stržínek
Area
 • Total35 km2 (14 sq mi)
Elevation
294 m (965 ft)
Population
 • Total27,960
 • Density800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
757 01
Websitewww.valasskemezirici.cz

Valašské Meziříčí (Czech pronunciation: [ˈvalaʃskɛː ˈmɛzɪr̝iːtʃiː]; German: Wallachisch Meseritsch, colloquially Valmez, is a town in the Zlín Region, the Czech Republic. The town has 27,960 inhabitants.

The Vsetínská Bečva and Rožnovská Bečva rivers join in the town to form the Bečva River.

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History[edit]

The first mention of Valašské Meziříčí dates from the 13th century. The name comes from "mezi-říčí" (being between rivers); the centre is in the wedge of the confluencing Rožnovská Bečva and Vsetínská Bečva rivers. The adjective specifies that this town is located in Moravian Wallachia.

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Twin towns[edit]

Valašské Meziříčí is twinned with:

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