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Nový Jičín (Czech Republic)

Nový Jičín okres, Moravia-Silesia region

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Nový Jičín city flag

[Nový Jicín city flag] image by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 18 May 2002, after image by Petr Exner; Flag adopted 7 May 1997

Number of inhabitants by 31.12. 2000: 26844. The first trace of the town dated back to 1313. Thanks to position on trade paths, the town was always an important business centre. The town flourished most under the family of Žerotín. The prosperity was connected with development of drapery. At the beginning of the 19th century textile industry, millinery, tobacco industry and machine engineering developed much. The town centre was declared Municipal Sight Area.
Jarig Bakker, 20 May 2002


Nový Jičín city coat of arms

[Nový Jicín city coat of arms] image from this webpage, located by Jarig Bakker, 20 May 2002