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Olomouc
Statutory city
Horní Square, the historic city centre (left: Holy Trinity Column; middle: Olomouc City Hall)
Horní Square, the historic city centre (left: Holy Trinity Column; middle: Olomouc City Hall)
Flag of Olomouc
Coat of arms of Olomouc
Official logo of Olomouc
Olomouc is located in Czech Republic
Olomouc
Olomouc
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°35′38″N 17°15′3″E / 49.59389°N 17.25083°E / 49.59389; 17.25083
CountryOlomouc Czech Republic
RegionOlomouc
DistrictOlomouc
First mentioned1017
Government
 • MayorMiroslav Žbánek (ANO)
Area
 • Total103.33 km2 (39.90 sq mi)
Elevation
219 m (719 ft)
Population
 (2024-01-01)[1]
 • Total102,293
 • Density990/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
779 00
Websitewww.olomouc.eu
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Official nameHoly Trinity Column in Olomouc
Criteriai, iv
Reference859
Inscription2000 (24th Session)

Olomouc (UK: /ˈɒləmts/,[2] US: /ˈl-/,[3] Czech: [ˈolomouts] ; German: Olmütz) is a city in the Czech Republic. It has about 102,000 inhabitants and its larger urban zone has a population of about 400,000 inhabitants (2024).

Located on the Morava River, the city is the ecclesiastical metropolis and was a historical co-capital city of Moravia, before having been occupied by the Swedish army during the Thirty Years' War. Today, it is the administrative centre of the Olomouc Region and the sixth largest city in the Czech Republic. The historic city centre is well preserved and is protected by law as urban monument reservation. The Holy Trinity Column was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000 for its quintessential Baroque style and symbolic value.[4]

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2024". Czech Statistical Office. 17 May 2024.
  2. ^ "Olomouc". Lexico UK English Dictionary. Oxford University Press. Archived from the original on 22 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Olomouc". The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (5th ed.). HarperCollins. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc". UNESCO World Heritage centre. United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. Retrieved 6 June 2021.

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