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Slavičín (Czech Republic)
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Basic data
State : Czech RepublicCzech Republic Czech Republic
Region : Zlínský kraj
District : Zlín
Area : 5584 ha
Geographic location : 49 ° 6 '  N , 17 ° 52'  E Coordinates: 49 ° 5 '30 "  N , 17 ° 52' 29"  E
Height: 350  m nm
Residents : 6,468 (Jan 1, 2019)
Postal code : 763 21
Street: Uherský Brod - Valašské Klobouky
Railway connection: Brno – Vlárský průsmyk
Status: city
Districts: 4th
Mayor : Jaroslav Končický (as of 2007)
Address: Osvobození 25
763 21 Slavičín
Municipality number: 585751
Website :

Slavičín (German Slavic ) is a city in the Czech Republic . It is located 18 kilometers northeast of Uherský Brod and belongs to the Okres Zlín .


Slavičín is located in the Říka valley between the Vizovice Mountains and the White Carpathians . The city is located in the UNESCO White Carpathian Biosphere Reserve, established in 1966. North-east of Slavičín in the mountains is a restricted area for the arms industry. Through the village Hradek na Vlárské Dráze the railway from leading Uherský Brod on the Wlarapass to Slovakia or after Valašské Klobouky .

Neighboring towns are Lipová in the north, Divnice in the east, Hrádek na Vlárské dráze in the south-east, Hostětín and Šanov in the south, Mladotice and Rudimov in the west, and Petrůvka and Nevšová in the north-west.


Slavičín was first mentioned in 1141 in a deed of the Olomouc bishop Heinrich Zdik .

On June 2, 1256, Bishop Bruno von Schauenburg enfeoffed Helembert de Turri with Slavičín. Under de Turri, the place was raised to a market and the church with rectory was built. In addition, the toll law and the embarrassing jurisdiction received.

In 1663 and 1704 the place was destroyed by fires. In addition, Turkish invasions took place several times in the 17th and 18th centuries.

After the Second World War, the market town developed quickly and received city rights in 1964.


According to legends, Adalbert of Prague is said to have traveled from his missionary work in Hungary over the Wlarapass to Moravia in 985 and stopped at the site of the church with his companions. He is said to have decided to repent in order to convert the pagans living here to Christianity.

Local division

The town of Slavičín consists of the districts Divnice ( Diwnitz ), Hrádek na Vlárské dráze ( Bürgleins on the Wlarapass ), Nevšová ( Newschowa ) and Slavičín ( Slavichin ). The former district of Mladotice ( Mladotitz ) has grown together with Slavičín to form a unit.


  • Church of St. Adalbert, built in the 13th century, after a fire it was redesigned in Baroque style in 1775
  • Baroque palace, built in 1750 on the site of an old fortress
  • Memorial for the Air Battle of the White Carpathians in 1944 with grave for 28 American pilots

sons and daughters of the town

Web links

Commons : Slavičín  - collection of images, 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)