Konice

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Location
49°35'30"N
016°53'16"E
Country
 Czech Republic
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Description

Konice (Czech pronunciation: [ˈkoɲɪtsɛ]; German: Konitz) is a town in Prostějov District in the Olomouc Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 2,800 inhabitants.

Etymology

The name of the town is derivered from Czech koně (horses) and is connected with stables which served as a resting place for horses during the long journeys to the Czech lands.

History

Konice was first mentioned in 1200.

Economy

The most important factories are Moděva Konice and Kovo Konice.

Sights

The most important monument is the Baroque chateau from 1705. Other monuments include the parish church of the Virgin Mary Birth founded in 1506, which houses a unique wooden pulpit.

Notable people

Jaroslav Krejčí (1892–1956), lawyer and Nazi collaborator Pavel Trávníček (born 1950), actor Jan Březina (born 1954), politician Miloslav Vlček (born 1961), politician

In popular culture

The town appears in the Czech film Dark Blue World.
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