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10 Interesting Facts About Jihlava

Facts About Jihlava

  • Jihlava is a city in the Czech Republic.
  • The estimated population of Jihlava is 51,000 inhabitants.
  • Jihlava was first documented in 1233
  • Jihlava is the capital of the Vysočina Region, situated on the Jihlava river on the historical border between Moravia and Bohemia, and is the oldest mining town in the Czech Republic.
  • In 2004, the Jihlava Polytechnic University was founded.
  • The historic centre of Jihlava is well preserved and historically significant and is protected by law as an urban monument reservation.
  • Jihlava is twinned with Heidenheim an der Brenz, Germany; Uzhhorod, Ukraine & Zgierz, Poland
  • Jihlava cooperates with Wuhan in China.
  • Jihlava is made up of 17 administrative parts: Jihlava, Horní Kosov, Staré Hory, Antonínův Důl, Červený Kříž, Helenín, Henčov, Heroltice, Hosov, Hruškové Dvory, Kosov, Pávov, Popice, Pístov, Sasov, Vysoká & Zborná.
  • The origin of the city’s name (Iglau in German) is unclear. The most common theory has it derived from the German word Igel, meaning hedgehog, usually in reference to the city’s coat of arms. However, the name was in use since before the symbol of a hedgehog was. It is more likely the city is named for the river that flows through it, the name of which is also unclear in its origin, either being derived from the German word Igel as the first theory suggests, or from Slavic word jehla, referring to sharp stones in Jihlava river bed.
Facts About Jihlava
Facts About Jihlava

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