Frýdek-Místek

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Frýdek-Místek
Místek town square
Místek town square
Flag of Frýdek-Místek
Flag
Coat of arms of Frýdek-Místek
Coat of arms
Frýdek-Místek is located in Czech Republic
Frýdek-Místek
Frýdek-Místek
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°41′8″N 18°21′2″E / 49.68556°N 18.35056°E / 49.68556; 18.35056Coordinates: 49°41′8″N 18°21′2″E / 49.68556°N 18.35056°E / 49.68556; 18.35056
Country Czech Republic
RegionMoravian-Silesian
DistrictFrýdek-Místek
First documented1305
2 towns merged1943
Government
 • MayorMichal Pobucký
Area
 • Total51.59 km2 (19.92 sq mi)
Elevation
291 m (955 ft)
Population
 (2019-01-01[1])
 • Total55,931
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
738 01
Websitewww.frydekmistek.cz

Frýdek-Místek (Czech pronunciation: [ˈfriːdɛk ˈmiːstɛk], Polish: Frydek-Mistek; German: Friede(c)k-Mistek) is a city in Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. It is the administrative centre of Frýdek-Místek District. Frýdek-Místek is located at the confluence of two rivers Ostravice and Morávka in the foothills of the Beskyds near the Polish (25 km) and Slovakia (35 km) borders; the city history reaches back to the 13th century, when Gothic castle was established. On January 1, 1943 the Germans joined the up-until-then separate towns of Frýdek and Místek in a twin-town.

Nowadays, there are over 80 000 residents in Frýdek-Místek city including suburbs of separate municipalities (Staré Město, Sviadnov, Baška, Dobrá, Palkovice and other municipalities). In the last years, Frýdek-Místek and its surroundings have been going through dynamic development, and it is also thanks to the branches of world-known companies.

Around Frýdek-Místek several Korean companies can be found, including Hyundai, Mobis, Hanwha, Hysco, Dymos and others, the Dutch company Huisman - producer of lifting equipment, Biocel Paskov, which is part of the Austrian group Lenzing - producer of rayon fibres, Mayr Melnhof, the Belgian Vyncke, which designs and builds green and clean energy plants, or other companies like Borcad, Blanco, Novogear, Viroplastic, Motor Lučina, MPM Quality, T-Metal.

The food processing industry here has a long-term tradition led by brands such as Radegast brewery, Marlenka, Beskyds Fryčovice or Beskyds Smoked Meats of Chodura.

Winters are cold and cloudy; the days are short and snow precipitation is common. January's average temperature is about −5 °C (23 °F). Summers are usually warm, with plenty of rain. July's average temperature is about 18 °C (64 °F).

The highest temperature is: +35.9 °C (96.6 °F) The lowest temperature is: −34.8 °C (−30.6 °F)

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Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Frýdek-Místek is twinned with:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population of municipalities of the Czech republic". Czech Statistical Office. Retrieved 2019-04-30.
  2. ^ "Bielsko-Biała - Partner Cities". © 2008 Urzędu Miejskiego w Bielsku-Białej. Retrieved 2008-12-10.
  3. ^ Mysłowiceown Council (2011). "Mysłowice Partner Towns". myslowice.pl. Retrieved 17 May 2011.

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