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Konice (Czech Republic)
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Basic data
State : Czech RepublicCzech Republic Czech Republic
Region : Olomoucký kraj
District : Prostějov
Area : 2443 ha
Geographic location : 49 ° 36 '  N , 16 ° 53'  E Coordinates: 49 ° 35 '31 "  N , 16 ° 53' 16"  E
Height: 423  m nm
Residents : 2,784 (Jan 1, 2019)
Postal code : 798 52-798 53
Street: Svitavy - Prostějov
Railway connection: Moravská Třebová – Prostějov
Status: city
Districts: 6th
Mayor : Jaroslav Mazur (as of 2007)
Address: Masarykovo nám. 27
798 52 Konice
Municipality number: 589624
Website : www.konice.cz

Konice (German Konitz ) is a city in the Czech Republic . It is located 18 kilometers northwest of Prostějov in the Drahaner Bergland and belongs to the Okres Prostějov .


Konice is located in the north of the Drahan Mountains in the Romže valley . Neighboring towns are Ladín, Březsko and Michnov in the north, Ochoz in the north-east, Vyšehrad, Zavadilka and Budětsko in the east, Štarnov in the south-east, Křemenec and Runářov in the south, Skřípov and Šubířov in the west and Dzbel and Jesenec in the north-west.


The first written mention of Konice comes from the year 1200. The owner of the place was Adam z Choliny at the end of the 12th century. After the noble families von Helfstein, Cimburk and Tovačov, the Schwabenitzky , who held Konice from 1434 to 1655, followed. In 1446 the Konice market was given the right to use a seal. In 1699 the Hradisko Monastery bought the property and the abbot Norbert Želecký of Počenice had extensive construction work carried out, which included the rebuilding of the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin and the construction of a castle to replace the old fortress.

After the secularization of the monastery in the course of the Josephine reforms of 1784, Konice fell to the religious fund, from which the Brno manufacturer Karel Příza acquired the property in 1825. The chateau and the property belonging to it belonged to the Příza family until 1945. Since the second half of the 19th century, Konitz was the seat of a judicial district in the political district of Littau .

In 1970 Konice was promoted to town.

Local division

The town of Konice consists of the districts Čunín ( Tschunin ), Konice ( Konitz ), Křemenec ( Kremnitz ), Ladín ( Ladin ), Nová Dědina ( Neudorf b. Konitz ) and Runářov ( Runarz ).


  • Konice Castle, built between 1703 and 1705 by the Olomouc master builder Lukas Glöckel as a summer residence for the abbot of the monastery Hradisko Norbert Želecký von Počenic, now serves as the town's cultural center
  • Statue of St. Florian, created by Andreas Zahner at the castle in 1740
  • Statue of St. John of Nepomuk, erected on the Mark, 1717
    • Statue of St. Florian from 1733, in the old town
  • Church of the Birth of the Virgin Mary, the building that can be documented for the first time in 1371, was rebuilt between 1699 and 1709 by order of Abbot Norbert Želecký, the Schwabenitzky family's burial place is in the chapel of the Virgin Mary in Sorrows
  • Cemetery church of John the Baptist, traceable since 1560

sons and daughters of the town

Web links

Commons : Konice  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Český statistický úřad - The population of the Czech municipalities as of January 1, 2019 (PDF; 7.4 MiB)