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Klimkovice

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Klimkovice
Town
Town square
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Klimkovice
Klimkovice
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°47′17″N 18°7′33″E / 49.78806°N 18.12583°E / 49.78806; 18.12583Coordinates: 49°47′17″N 18°7′33″E / 49.78806°N 18.12583°E / 49.78806; 18.12583
Country Czech Republic
RegionMoravian-Silesian
DistrictOstrava-City
First mentioned1373
Government
 • MayorJaroslav Varga
Area
 • Total1.42 km2 (0.55 sq mi)
Population
 (2020-01-01[1])
 • Total4,495
 • Density3,200/km2 (8,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
742 83
Websitewww.mesto-klimkovice.cz

Klimkovice (German: Königsberg in Schlesien) is a town in Ostrava-City District in the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. It has sbout 4,500 inhabitants.

History

Klimkovice was first mentioned in 1373. In 1766 was in Klimkovice discovered presence of hard coal in the Moravian-Silesian Region.

According to the Austrian census of 1910 the town had 2,696 inhabitants, 2,677 of whom had permanent residence there. Census asked people for their native language, 2,442 (91.2%) were Czech-speaking and 227 (8.5%) were German-speaking. Most populous religious group were Roman Catholics with 2,653 (98.4%).[2]

Notable people

Twin towns – sister cities

Klimkovice is twinned with:[3]

References

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2020". Czech Statistical Office. 2020-04-30.
  2. ^ Ludwig Patryn (ed): Die Ergebnisse der Volkszählung vom 31. Dezember 1910 in Schlesien, Troppau 1912.
  3. ^ "Partnerská města". mesto-klimkovice.cz (in Czech). Město Klimkovice. Retrieved 2020-09-22.


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