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Encyclopedia > Hetman (Czech Republic)

Hetman (Czech: hejtman) is the official title of the highest representative of a Czech Region, the highest administrative unit into which the Czech Republic is divided. In past, the title hetman was used for various posts, either military or administrative. When the new regions were being created, a name for the highest represenative was needed and the title hetman was chosen as it was a word not being used at any context at that time. The Czech Republic consists of 13 kraje (singular - kraj; usually translated as Regions with capital R) and one capital city (hlavní město), marked by a *: South Moravian Region (Jihomoravský kraj) Central Bohemian Region (Středočeský kraj) Hradec Králové Region (Královéhradecký kraj) Vysočina Region (Kraj... Hetman`s coat of arms Hetman Stanisław Koniecpolski of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth Hetman was the title of the second highest military commander (after the monarch) used in 15th to 18th century Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania, known from 1569 to 1795 as the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. ...

See also

  • hetman - on the origin of the word and its various uses throughout the Central European history



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