Kojetín

Kojetín (Czech pronunciation: [ˈkojɛciːn]) is a town in the Olomouc Region, in the Czech Republic. It has around 6,000 inhabitants.

Kojetín
Town
Town square

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Kojetín
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°20′58″N 17°18′4″E
CountryCzech Republic
RegionOlomouc
DistrictPřerov
First mentioned1233
Government
  MayorLeoš Ptáček
Area
  Total31.07 km2 (12.00 sq mi)
Elevation
200 m (700 ft)
Population
 (2019-01-01[1])
  Total6,103
  Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
752 01
Websitewww.kojetin.cz

There are multiple pre-medieval historic records documenting existence and history of Kojetín in Czech archives. According to undocumented, but often quoted legends[2], origins of Kojetín can be traced to the times of Samo's Empire. The town is said to receive its name after Samo's legendary son Kojata, who allegedly defeated Avars at this locality and founded a settlement named Kojata, later Kojetín. Local Czech historians in the past issued various theories about the above and some other "Kojata's" – most prominent being Kojata Všeborovic and Kojata Hrabišic, who was a chaplain in Olomouc in 1223.

Filological and geographical studies have shown that the settlement was probably founded in the 13th century.[3]

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