Hlinsko

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Location
49°45'43"N
015°54'27"E
Country
 Czech Republic
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Description

Hlinsko (Czech pronunciation: [ˈɦlɪnsko]) is a town in the Pardubice Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 9,600 inhabitants. Hlinsko stands on the banks of the Chrudimka river, at the foot of the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands. It is the natural centre of its region called Hlinecko.

History

Hlinsko's history can be traced back to the 11th century, the first written mention comes from 1349.

Infrastructure

There are 3 primary schools, a grammar school, a swimming-pool, and 3 supermarkets in the town.

Economy

There is a significant dairy company Mlékárna Hlinsko in the town. The company was founded in 1939 and the production started in 1943.

Notable people

Emanuel Famíra (1900–1970), sculptor Karel Lidický (1900–1976), sculptor Jan Vokál (born 1958), bishop Jan Chvojka (born 1980), politician

Twin towns – sister cities

Hlinsko is twinned with: Civitella d'Agliano, Italy Púchov, Slovakia
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