Židlochovice

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Location
49°02'21"N
016°37'08"E
Country
 Czech Republic
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Description

Židlochovice (Czech pronunciation: [ˈʒɪdloxovɪtsɛ]; German: Groß Seelowitz) is a town in Brno-Country District in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic. It has around 3,800 inhabitants. Židlochovice lies approximately 18 kilometres (11 mi) south of Brno.

History

Until 1918, Gross-Seelowitz – Židlochovice (named Seelowitz before 1867) was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), in the Auspitz – Hustopeče District, one of the 34 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Moravia.A post-office was opened in 1850.

Notable people

John III of Pernstein (1487–1548), nobleman Wenzel von Linhart (1821–1877), Austrian surgeon Maurice Strakosch (1825–1887), American musician and impresario Manó Kogutowicz (1851–1908), Hungarian cartographer Archduke Friedrich, Duke of Teschen (1856–1936), member of the House of Habsburg, Supreme Commander Archduke Charles Stephen of Austria (1860–1933), member of the House of Habsburg Archduke Eugen of Austria (1863–1954), member of the House of Habsburg

Twin towns – sister cities

Židlochovice is twinned with: Gbely, Slovakia Montevago, Italy
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