Kojetín

Kojetín

Geobox | Settlement
name = Kojetín
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category = Town


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symbol = Kojetin.jpg
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country = Czech Republic
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region = Olomouc
region_type = Region
district = Přerov
district_type = District
commune = Přerov
municipality = Kojetín
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elevation = 200
lat_d = 49
lat_m = 20
lat_s = 58
lat_NS = N
long_d = 17
long_m = 18
long_s = 4
long_EW = E
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area = 31.07
area_round = 2
population = 6477
population_date = 2006-08-28
population_density = auto
established = 1233
established_type = First mentioned
mayor = Haupt Mojmír
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map_background = Czechia - background map.png map_caption = Location in the Czech Republic
map_locator = Czechia
commons = Kojetín
statistics = [http://www.statnisprava.cz/ebe/ciselniky.nsf/i/514055 statnisprava.cz]
website = [http://www.kojetin.cz/ www.kojetin.cz]
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Kojetín (IPA2|ˈkojɛci:n) is a Moravian town, in the Olomouc Region, the Czech Republic. It has 6,557 inhabitants.

There are multiple pre-medieval historic records documenting existence and history of Kojetín in Czech and Moravian archives.

According to undocumented, but often quoted legends [http://www.kojetin.cz/turistika.php] origins of Kojetín can be traced to the times of Samo's Empire. The town is said to receive its name after Samo's legendary son Kojata, who allegedly defeated Avars at this locality and founded a settlement named Kojata, later Kojetín. Local Czech historians in the past issued various theories about the above and some other "Kojata's" - most prominent being Kojata Všeborovic and Kojata Hrabišic, who was a chaplain in Olomouc in 1223.

Filological and geographical studies have shown that the settlement was probably founded in the 13 century. [http://www.kojetin.cz/content/pages/turistika/docs/historie.pdf]

Notable Natives

* Beda Dudík, Moravian historian
* Eduard Hedvicek, Austrian historic personality,1878 -1947
* Tomas Kuznik, Moravian poet, 1716-1786
* Karel Kren, writer and humorist, 1861 -1907
* Josef Chytil, historian, 1812 -1861
* Stanislav Hlobil, sculptor, 1908 -1961
* Jan Rynda, American catholic clergyman, 1859-1928
* David Kaufmann, Jewish Scholar , 1852-1899

External links

* [http://www.kojetin.cz/ Municipal website]
* [http://members.tripod.com/~A30s/kojetin1.html/ Jews of Kojetin website]


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