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.
Hlinsko's history can be traced back to the 11th century, the first written mention comes from 1349.
There are 3 primary schools, a grammar school, a swimming-pool, and 3 supermarkets in the town.
There is a significant dairy company Mlékárna Hlinsko in the town. The company was founded in 1939 and the production started in 1943.
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