Bruntál

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Bruntál
Town
Bruntál Praded.JPG
Flag of
Flag
Coat of arms of
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 49°59′N 17°27′E / 49.983°N 17.450°E / 49.983; 17.450Coordinates: 49°59′N 17°27′E / 49.983°N 17.450°E / 49.983; 17.450
RegionBruntál
Founded1213
Government
 • MayorPetr Rys
Area
 • Total29.34 km2 (11.33 sq mi)
Elevation
409 m (1,342 ft)
Population
 (2019-01-01[1])
 • Total16,408
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)CEST
Postal code
792 01
Websitewww.mubruntal.cz

Bruntál is a small city in the Czech Republic. Bruntál is in the Hrubý Jeseník mountains (part of Nízký Jeseník). Approximately 20,000 people live there.

Bruntál was probably built in 1223. Its name is in the Unicov Charter published by Přemysl Otakar I. It is the oldest Czech city with Magdeburg Rights, meaning a city that can have its own wall and judges. Otakar I gave it these rights because of the gold, silver and other minerals from there.

Attractions[change | change source]

In Bruntál there are many places that tourists visit – for example, the Castle of Bruntál, the Decanal church of the Virgin Mary, Gabriel's house, Mildner's villa, Klippel's column.

Notable people[change | change source]

Some of the most notable authors who wrote about the place include: Erwin Weiser, Bruno Hanns Wittek, Josef Lowag, and Kurt Langer.

Schools[change | change source]

There are 5 primary schools and 6 intermediate schools. Since 2003, there are 2 universities.

Culture[change | change source]

There is one cinema, one theater, and one cultural building.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Population of municipalities of the Czech republic". Czech Statistical Office. Retrieved 2019-04-30.