|Coordinates: 49°35′38″N 17°15′3″E / 49.59389°N 17.25083°ECoordinates: 49°35′38″N 17°15′3″E / 49.59389°N 17.25083°E|
|• Mayor||Miroslav Žbánek (ANO)|
|• Total||103.36 km2 (39.91 sq mi)|
|Elevation||219 m (719 ft)|
|• Density||970/km2 (2,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Official name||Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc|
|Inscription||2000 (24th Session)|
Olomouc is the sixth largest city in the Czech Republic. It is in the center of the historical region Moravia. In the past, Olomouc was a capital city of Moravia. The city has about 102,000 residents. Its larger urban zone has a population of about 480,000 people.
There are many churches and historical buildings. There is beautiful Holy Trinity Column in the centre. UNESCO has this column on the list of World Heritage Sites. There is a nice astronomical clock.
Its university is the oldest in Moravia and second oldest in the Czech Republic. The university was founded in 1573 as part of effort to reestablish Roman Catholicism in the country. Roughly nine out of ten people of the Czech Crown lands were Protestants at the time.
Astronomical clock in Olomouc
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Population of municipalities of the Czech republic". Czech Statistical Office. Retrieved 2019-04-30.
- ↑ Václavík, David (2010). Náboženství a moderní česká společnost. Grada Publishing a.s. ISBN 9788024724683.