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Prostějov
Prostějov (Czech pronunciation: [ˈproscɛjof]; German: Proßnitz, Yiddish: פראסטיץ‎‎ Prostitz) is a city in the Olomouc Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 44,000 inhabitants. Today the city is known for its fashion industry and AČRspecial forces unit 601. skss based there. The centre of the town is historically significant and is protected by law as urban monument zone.
Prostějov
Statutory city

New Town Hall
Flag
Coat of arms
Prostějov
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°28′20″N 17°6′38″E
Country
 Czech Republic
RegionOlomouc
DistrictProstějov
First mentioned1141
Government
 • MayorFrantišek Jura (ANO 2011)
Area
 • Total46.58 km2 (17.98 sq mi)
Elevation223 m (732 ft)
Population (2020-01-01[1])
 • Total43,651
 • Density940/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code796 01
Website
www.prostejov.eu
History
In the Austrian Empire and Austria-Hungary, Prostějov was part of the Margraviate of Moravia. In 1918, it became part of independent Czechoslovakia. The period of German occupation lasted from March 1939 until May 1945. During this time, Prostějov was administered as a part of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.
Administration
Prostějov consists from seven administrative parts: Čechovice, Čechůvky, Domamyslice, Krasice, Prostějov, Vrahovice and Žešov.
Sights
Sport
Notable people
Twin towns – sister cities
See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in the Czech Republic
Prostějov is twinned with:[3]
References
  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2020". Czech Statistical Office. 2020-04-30.
  2. ^ "Hvězdy TK AGROFERT Prostějov" (in Czech). TK Agrofert Prostějov. Retrieved 2019-08-17.
  3. ^ "Partnerská města" (in Czech). Statutární město Prostějov. Retrieved 2020-06-22.
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Last edited on 29 January 2021, at 17:41
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