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Uherské Hradiště is a town in the Moravia, (Zlín Region) of the Czech Republic, located 23km southwest of Zlín on the Morava River. It is the capital of the Uherské Hradiště District. The town itself has a population of 25,454 (2011 census). The agglomeration with the two neighbouring towns of Staré Město and Kunovice has over 38,000 people.The town was founded in 1257 by the Czech king Otakar II. The town is the center of Moravian Slovakia (Slovácko), a region known for its characteristic folklore, music, costumes, traditions and production of wine. The historical city center is historically preserved.EtymologyThe name of the town is dated from 1587. It can be translated freely as "Hungarian Gord" - meaning "a fortified settlement nearby the Hungarian border".GeographyUherské Hradiště is located in the southeast of the Czech republic close to the border with Slovakia in the historical land of Moravia. The region is attractive owing to its landscape and rare species. The Morava river with its alluvial forest as well as flora and fauna are particularly popular and the Chřiby and White Carpathians mountain ranges are also in close proximity to the city. There are several castles and palaces, the Great Moravian town Staré Město, and the pilgrimage spot Velehrad. Uherské Hradiště is also known for its film festival named Summer Film School (Letní filmová škola).Use our Czech Republic itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Uherske Hradiste and any other destinations in Czech Republic that take your fancy.
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