Žulová

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Location
50°18'33"N
017°05'53"E
Country
 Czech Republic
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Description

Žulová (until 1948 Frýdberk; German: Friedeberg) is a town in Jeseník District in the Olomouc Region of the Czech Republic, close to the border with Poland. It has about 1,200 inhabitants. Žulová lies approximately 12 kilometres (7 mi) north-west of Jeseník, 81 km (50 mi) north of Olomouc, and 193 km (120 mi) east of Prague.

History

The town was first mentioned in 1358. It was part of the Duchy of Nysa under Bohemian (Czech) suzerainty, and following the duchy's dissolution in 1850, it was incorporated directly into Bohemia. Following World War I, from 1918, it formed part of Czechoslovakia. From 1938 to 1945 it was occupied by Germany within which it was one of the municipalities in Sudetenland. During World War II, the Germans operated the E167 forced labour subcamp of the Stalag VIII-B/344 prisoner-of-war camp at a quarry in Žulová, and the E120 subcamp of Stalag VIII-B/344 at a quarry in Tomíkovice, present-day settlement within the municipality of Žulová.

Transport

There is a train station in the town.
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