Třebíč

 

 

Třebíč (German Trebitsch, used in German from 1850 to 1924, later between 1940 and 1945, in Yiddish rejרייביטש (Trejbitš)), a town with extended powers, is located in western Moravia in the southeastern part of the Vysočina Region and is its second after Jihlava largest city. It lies on the river Jihlava 30 km southeast of the regional city of Jihlava and 56 km west of Brno. The altitude of the town is between 392 m above sea level at Paleček's mill by the river Jihlava and 503 m above sea level at the top of Strážná hora with the chapel of St. John of Nepomuk.

Approximately 35,000 inhabitants live here, making Třebíč the 28th largest Czech city. The beginnings of the town are connected with the founding of a Benedictine monastery above the river Jihlava in 1101, on the site of which today stands the Třebíč chateau. The first written mention of the town, the deed of Abbot Martin, then dates from 1277. The town received city rights from Margrave Charles in 1335, thanks to which it gained the right to fortify itself with walls and moats. At the time of its greatest expansion, Třebíč was the most important center in Moravia after Olomouc and Brno, and the estates of the local monastery reached almost as far as Opava. The population began to grow only after the Second World War, along with the construction of family houses and subsequently large prefabricated housing estates with apartments, especially for employees of the newly built power plant in Dukovany. Today, Třebíč is an important center of western Moravia and the Třebíč district.

The area of ​​Třebíč is 57.6 km2 and the city has been divided into 17 parts since 1995, 10 of which are located directly in the city and the remaining 7 in the vicinity. There are important monuments in the city, the Třebíč Jewish Quarter and the Basilica of St. Procopius were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2003. Charles Square in the city center is one of the largest in the Czech Republic.

The city's website is also accessible on the Internet for people with disabilities, such as the blind and the like. In the Golden Like of 2020 competition, the Facebook profile of the city of Třebíč took second place in the category of cities with more than 10,000 inhabitants.

The neighboring villages of the seat are Okřešice, Vladislav, Trnava, Kožichovice, Střítež, Petrůvky, Výčapy, Mikulovice, Mastník, Petrovice, Krahulov, Nová Ves, Číhalín, Horní Vilémovice and Stařeč.