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About Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is a nation state in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the north. The Czech Republic covers an area of 78,866 square kilometres with a mostly temperate continental climate and oceanic climate. It is a unitary parliamentary republic, has 10.5 million inhabitants and the capital and largest city is Prague. The Czech Republic includes the historical territories of Bohemia, Moravia, and Czech Silesia. The Czech landscape is exceedingly varied. Bohemia, to the west, consists of a basin drained by the Elbe (Czech: Labe) and the Vltava rivers, surrounded by mostly low mountains, such as the Krkonoše range of the Sudetes. The highest point in the country, Sněžka at 1,602 m, is located here. Moravia, the eastern part of the country, is also quite hilly. It is drained mainly by the Morava River, but it also contains the source of the Oder River.

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About Olomouc

Olomouc has always been one of the most important royal city in the Czech Republic. With its convenient location, ancient university and spiritual, cultural and craft traditions it was for centuries a natural centre of Moravia, which attracted artists, intellectuals and businessmen. 

Basic facts about the city

  • 100 154 inhabitants, the sixth largest city in the Czech Republic, the county town of Olomouc Region 
    Source: CSO, at 1.1. 2016
  • After Prague, the second largest conservation area in the Czech Republic
  • Located in the heart of Moravia, in the past was its capital
  • now the seat of the ancient university, the archbishopric , Moravian Philharmonic , interesting museums and theatres
  • for relaxation, expansive parks, a large zoo, a modern aqua park , swimming pool or natural area Litovelské Pomoraví with cycling paths and swimming

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The Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc

The Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc is a Baroque monument (Trinity column) in the Czech Republic built from 1716 to 1754. The main purpose was to celebrate the Catholic Church and faith, partly caused by feeling of gratitude for ending a plague, which struck Moravia (now in the Czech Republic) between 1713 and 1715. The column was also understood to be an expression of local patriotism, since all artists and master craftsmen working on this monument were Olomouc citizens, and almost all depicted saints were connected with the city of Olomouc in some way. It is the biggest Baroque sculptural group in the Czech Republic. In 2000 it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as "one of the most exceptional examples of the apogee of central European Baroque artistic expression".

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Wheather in Olomouc

The average annual rainfall in the city is 600-1100 mm. Average temperatures in January reach values ranging from -1 to -4 ° C, occasionally dropping to -15 ° C. In July, the average temperature is 19 ° C, except for days with temperatures around 35 ° C.

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