Valašské Meziříčí

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Valašské Meziříčí
Náměstí ve Valašském Meziříčí 2.jpg
Town square
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Zlín
District Vsetín
Commune Valašské Meziříčí
River Bečva
Elevation 294 m (965 ft)
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
Area 35 km2 (14 sq mi)
Population 27,960
Density 799/km2 (2,069/sq mi)
First mentioned 1377
Mayor Robert Stržínek
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 757 01
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Valašské Meziříčí

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.

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

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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 confluencing Bečva and Vsetínská Bečva rivers. The adjective specifies that this town is in the Moravian Wallachia.

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Twin towns[edit]

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