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Vítkov (Czech Republic)

Opava okres, Moravian-Silesian Region

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Vítkov municipality flag

[Vítkov municipality flag] by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 4 May 2002, after image by Petr Exner; flag adopted 3 Apr 1996

Number of inhabitants by 31.12. 2000: 6415. Vítkov was probably founded in the second half of the 13th century, but the first  written trace dated back to 1301. Throughout years, the village, including the nearby Vikštejn castle and surroundings, was in possession of different owners. People were mostly farmers and craftsmen (in particular, weaving). This gave a basis for industrial works. Slate was mined and processed in the surroundings of Vítkov. After World War II, German population was dislocated.
Information from this website.
Jarig Bakker, 21 Apr 2002.

Vítkov coat of arms

[Vítkov Coat of Arms] image from this website, located by Jarig Bakker, 21 Apr 2002.