Olomouc facts for kids
Horní náměstí — the largest square in Olomouc
(on right, the Holy Trinity Column; to the left, Olomouc City Hall with astronomical clock)
|Elevation||219 m (719 ft)|
|Area||103.36 km² (39.91 sq mi)|
|Density||987 /km² (2,556 /sq mi)|
|- First mentioned||1017|
|Postal code||779 00|
|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|Name||Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc|
|Region||Europe and North America|
|Wikimedia Commons: Olomouc|
Olomouc is the sixth largest city in the Czech Republic. It is in the center of the historical region Moravia. In the past, Olomouc was a capital city of Moravia. The city has about 102,000 residents. Its larger urban zone has a population of about 480,000 people.
Its university is the oldest in Moravia and second oldest in the Czech Republic. The university was founded in 1573 as part of effort to reestablish Roman Catholicism in the country. Roughly nine out of ten people of the Czech Crown lands were Protestants at the time.
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