Vysoké Mýto

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Vysoké Mýto
Town
Přemysl Otakar II Town Square
Přemysl Otakar II Town Square
Flag of Vysoké Mýto
Flag
Coat of arms of Vysoké Mýto
Coat of arms
Vysoké Mýto is located in Czech Republic
Vysoké Mýto
Vysoké Mýto
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°57′N 16°10′E / 49.950°N 16.167°E / 49.950; 16.167Coordinates: 49°57′N 16°10′E / 49.950°N 16.167°E / 49.950; 16.167
CountryCzech Republic
RegionPardubice
DistrictÚstí nad Orlicí
Founded1262
Government
 • MayorIng. Miloslav Soušek
Area
 • Total42.07 km2 (16.24 sq mi)
Elevation284 m (932 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total12,436
 • Density300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code565 41 – 566 01
Websitewww.vysoke-myto.cz

Vysoké Mýto (Czech pronunciation: [ˈvɪsokɛː ˈmiːto]; German: Hohenmaut, also Hohenmauth) is a town in the Pardubice Region, Czech Republic. Founded in 1262 by the Bohemian king, Přemysl Otakar II, it is situated near its original location, called Vraclav. Vysoké Mýto is a centre of tourism, due to its architectural monuments and the nature that surrounds it. Industrial companies in the city include an Iveco bus factory (brand name Karosa). There is also a football club, SK Vysoké Mýto. The town square is exceptionally beautiful and it is one of the largest examples of its type in Bohemia.

History[edit]

1262 – foundation of the city by the Bohemian king, Přemysl Otakar II

Until 1918, the town was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), head of the HOHENMAUTH district, one of the 94 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Bohemia.[1]

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Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Vysoké Mýto is twinned with:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967