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Kopřivnice coat of arms
Kopřivnice (Czech Republic)
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Basic data
State : Czech RepublicCzech Republic Czech Republic
Region : Moravskoslezský kraj
District : Nový Jičín
Area : 2748 ha
Geographic location : 49 ° 36 '  N , 18 ° 9'  E Coordinates: 49 ° 35 '58 "  N , 18 ° 8' 41"  E
Height: 320  m nm
Residents : 21,949 (Jan 1, 2019)
Postal code : 742 21-742 74
License plate : T
Railway connection: Studénka – Veřovice
Status: city
Districts: 4th
Mayor : Miroslav Kopečný (as of 2019)
Address: Štefánikova 1163/12
742 21 Kopřivnice
Municipality number: 599565
Website : www.koprivnice.cz
View from the Bílá hora to Kopřivnice
Technical Museum

Kopřivnice ( German  Nesselsdorf ) is a town in Okres Nový Jičín in the Czech Republic . It is located about 30 kilometers south of Ostrava on the Kopřivnička .


Nesselsdorf arose in the 13th century near the Schornstein Castle and at that time belonged to the rule of the Counts of Hückeswagen.

In 1910 Nesselsdorf was raised to a market town. The place was best known for the vehicle and railway manufacturer Nesselsdorfer Wagenbau-Fabriks-Gesellschaft (NW), founded by Ignaz Schustala in 1850 , from which the automobile manufacturer Tatra emerged in 1923 . Nesselsdorf was located directly on the German-Czech language border and had a German minority.

After the Munich Agreement , the market town Nesselsdorf came in October 1938 under German management and belonged until 1945 to the district of Neu Titschein in the administrative district of Opava the Reich District of Sudetenland . After the Second World War , the German population was expelled . In 1948 Kopřivnice was granted city rights. In 1976 Závišice and in 1979 Lubina were incorporated. In 1980 Mniší and Vlčovice were incorporated. Závišice broke up again in 1990 and formed a community.

coat of arms

Description: A beige-colored historical motor vehicle lies split over white and red. In the right field there is a red sign with a silver nettle leaf.

Symbolism: The Nesselblatt stands for Nesselsdorf and for the company Nesselsdorfer Wagenbau-Fabriks-Gesellschaft . The car in the coat of arms as a heraldic peculiarity symbolizes the first place of manufacture for motor vehicles in Bohemia / Moravia and Austria-Hungary. It is similar to the “ President ” model . Its average speed was 23 km / h, which was reached on May 21, 1898 on the route from Kopřivnice to Vienna.

Community structure

The town of Kopřivnice consists of the districts Kopřivnice ( Nesselsdorf ), Lubina, Mniší ( Mönchsdorf ) and Vlčovice ( Weltschowitz ). Basic settlement units are Bílá hora, Drnholec nad Lubinou ( Drholetz ), Horečková, Kamenárka, Kopřivnice-jih I, Kopřivnice-jih II, Kopřivnice-sever, Kopřivnice-střed, Luhy, Mniší, Paseky, Podlouí, horlou Bouší II, Sýkorec ( Sikoretz ), Šostýn, Tatra Mountains, Větřkovice ( Wetrkowitz ), Vlčovice and Zahradní čtvrť. The settlements Haškovec ( Haschkowetz ), Lichnůvka and Pružiny also belong to Kopřivnice .

The municipality is divided into the cadastral districts of Drnholec nad Lubinou, Kopřivnice, Mniší, Větřkovice u Lubiny and Vlčovice.


NW racing double , racing car from 1900, in the Tatra Museum in Kopřivnice

Tatra Museum: Technical Museum of Automobile Production in Kopřivnice. Inside the building are historic road vehicles, including passenger cars and off-road vehicles, which have won the Dakar Rally several times . There is a Slovenská Strela railcar (Slovak arrow) in the outdoor area .

Town twinning

Honorary citizen

sons and daughters of the town

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. http://www.uir.cz/obec/599565/Koprivnice
  2. Český statistický úřad - The population of the Czech municipalities as of January 1, 2019 (PDF; 7.4 MiB)
  3. http://www.uir.cz/casti-obce-obec/599565/Obec-Koprivnice
  4. http://www.uir.cz/zsj-obec/599565/Obec-Koprivnice
  5. http://www.uir.cz/katastralni-uzemi-obec/599565/Obec-Koprivnice
  6. ↑ https://www.mein Bezirk.at/steyr-steyr-land/c-eople/hans-ledwinka-ist-ehrenbuerger-von-nesselsdorf_a3601845 , accessed on April 19, 2020.