Vysoké Mýto

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Location
49°57'11"N
016°09'42"E
Country
 Czech Republic
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Description

Vysoké Mýto (Czech pronunciation: [ˈvɪsokɛː ˈmiːto]; German: Hohenmaut, also Hohenmauth) is a town in the Pardubice Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 12,000 inhabitants. Vysoké Mýto is a centre of tourism, due to its architectural monuments and the nature that surrounds it. The town square is one of the largest examples of its type in Bohemia.

History

Vysoké Mýto was founded in 1260 by the king Ottokar II of Bohemia. It is situated near its original location called Vraclav. Until 1918, the town was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), head of the Hohenmauth District, one of the 94 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Bohemia.

Economy

Industrial companies in the town include Iveco's Iveco Bus factory (previously Karosa), brand names Irisbus Crossway, Irisbus Arway and Iveco Urbanway.

Sports

The town's football club is SK Vysoké Mýto.

Notable people

Bedřich Bridel (1619–1680), writer, poet and missionary Dismas Hataš (1724–1777), violinist and composer Alois Vojtěch Šembera (1807–1882), linguist, historian of literature, writer and journalist Josef Jireček (1825–1888), scholar Hermenegild Jireček (1827–1909), jurisconsult Hermann Škorpil (1858–1923) and Karel Škorpil (1859–1944), fathers of Bulgarian archaeology and Varna museum of archaeology (1888)

Twin towns – sister cities

Vysoké Mýto is twinned with:
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