Litovel

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Litovel
Town

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Nickname(s): Venice of Haná
Coordinates: 49°42′05″N 17°04′32″E / 49.70139°N 17.07556°E / 49.70139; 17.07556Coordinates: 49°42′05″N 17°04′32″E / 49.70139°N 17.07556°E / 49.70139; 17.07556
Country Czech republic
Region Olomouc
District Olomouc
Government
 • Mayor Zdeněk Potužák
Area
 • Total 46.39 km2 (17.91 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 9,930
 • Density 214.05/km2 (554.4/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 784 01

Litovel (Czech pronunciation: [ˈlɪtovɛl]; German: Littau) is a town in the Olomouc Region of the Czech Republic. There are some historical monuments like the Town hall or the Bridge of Saint John. In the town is brewery which makes beer with the same name as the name of the town.

Main sights[change | change source]

  • Town Hall is in Přemysl Otakar II Square. The town bought it in 1557. In 1572 it was rebuilded and they builded there the tower, which is directly over the Morava river.
  • Plague column was builded by Václav Render in 1724 in memory of plague epidemy in 1714 and it is near the Town Hall in Přemysl Otakar II Square.
  • Bridge of Saint John is stone bridge over the Morava river. They builded it in 1592 and it is the third oldest bridge in the Czech republic and the oldest in Moravia now.

Administrative parts[change | change source]

  • Březové
  • Chořelice
  • Chudobín
  • Litovel
  • Myslechovice
  • Nasobůrky
  • Nová Ves
  • Rozvadovice
  • Savín
  • Tři Dvory
  • Unčovice
  • Víska

Twin towns[change | change source]