Velehrad

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Velehrad
Village
Basilica of St. Cyril and Methodius
Basilica of St. Cyril and Methodius
Flag of Velehrad
Flag
Coat of arms of Velehrad
Coat of arms
Velehrad is located in Czech Republic
Velehrad
Velehrad
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°06′20″N 17°23′39″E / 49.10556°N 17.39417°E / 49.10556; 17.39417Coordinates: 49°06′20″N 17°23′39″E / 49.10556°N 17.39417°E / 49.10556; 17.39417
CountryCzech Republic
RegionZlín
DistrictUherské Hradiště
First mentioned1131
Government
 • MayorAleš Mergental
Area
 • Total22.25 km2 (8.59 sq mi)
Elevation
219 m (719 ft)
Population
(1.1.2017)
 • Total1,195
 • Density54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
687 06
Websitewww.velehrad.cz

Velehrad is a village in the Uherské Hradiště District (Zlín Region) of the Czech Republic. It has a population of 1,195 and is the most important pilgrimage place in the Czech Republic. According to one tradition, in the Middle Ages (9th - beginning 10th century) it was the capital of the Slavic state of Great Moravia. In the 1990s it was visited twice by Pope John Paul II.

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