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10 Interesting Facts About Brno

Facts About Brno

  • Brno is the second-largest city in the Czech Republic.
  • The Brno basin has been inhabited since prehistoric times, but the town’s direct predecessor was a fortified settlement of the Great Moravian Empire known as Staré Zámky, which was inhabited from the Neolithic Age until the early 11th century.
  • Brno Exhibition Centre ranks among the largest exhibition centres in Europe. The complex opened in 1928 and established the tradition of large exhibitions and trade fairs held in Brno.
  • Brno is the capital of the South Moravian Region.
  • The asteroid 2889 Brno was named after the city, as well as the Bren light machine gun, one of the most famous weapons of World War II.
  • Brno is twinned with Bratislava, Slovakia; Dallas, United States; Debrecen, Hungary; Kaunas, Lithuania; Kharkiv, Ukraine; Leeds, England, United Kingdom; Leipzig, Germany; Moscow, Russia; Poznań, Poland; Rennes, France; Sankt Pölten, Austria; Stuttgart, Germany & Voronezh, Russia.
  • Brno has cooperation agreements with Porto, Portugal; Daejeon, South Korea & Vienna, Austria.
  • The estimated population of Brno is 379,526
  • The etymology of the name Brno is disputed. It might be derived from the Old Czech brnie ‘muddy, swampy.’
  • Brno is the former capital city of Moravia and the political and cultural hub of the South Moravian Region.
Facts About Brno
Facts About Brno

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