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Ostrava
Town
Flag
Coat-of-arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Moravian-Silesian
Little District Ostrava
Parts
Center Masarykovo náměstí
 - elevation 260 m (853 ft)
 - coordinates 49°50′08″N 18°17′33″E / 49.83556, 18.2925
Area 214 km² (83 mi²)
 - metro 3,896 km² (1,504 mi²)
Population 309,098 (2006-12-31)
 - metro 1,164,328 [1]
Density 1,446.4 /km² (3,746.2 /mi²)
Founded 1267
Mayor Petr Kajnar (ČSSD)
Postal code 702 00
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Moravian-Silesian Region
Website: www.ostrava.cz

Ostrava (IPA:[ˈostrava] , German: Ostrau, Polish: Ostrawa) is the third largest city in the Czech Republic and the administrative center of the Moravian-Silesian Region and of the Municipality with Extended Competence. It is located at the confluence of the Ostravice, Oder and Opava rivers. Its history and growth have been largely affected by exploitation and further usage of the high quality black coal deposits discovered in the locality, giving the town a look of an industrial city and a nickname of the “steel heart of the republic” (Czech: ocelové srdce republiky) during the communist era of Czechoslovakia. Many of the heavy industry companies are being closed down or transformed nowadays. Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... 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History of Ostrava

Ostrava was an important crossroads of prehistoric trading routes, namely the Amber Road. Archaeological finds have proved that the area around Ostrava has been permanently inhabited for 25,000 years. The town itself was founded in 1267. Until the late 18th century, Ostrava was a small provincial town with a population around one thousand inhabitants engaged in handicraft. The Amber Road (in Lithuanian: Gintaro kelias; Polish: Szlak Bursztynowy, Jantarowy Szlak; in German: Bernsteinstraße; in Hungarian: Borostyán út, in Russian: Янтарный путь) was an ancient trade route for the transfer of amber. ... For broader historical context, see 1260s and 13th century. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ...


In 1763, large deposits of black coal were discovered, leading to an industrial boom and a flood of new immigrants in the following centuries. During the 19th century, several mine towers were raised in and around the city and the first steel works were established. Industrial growth was made possible by the completion of Kaiser-Ferdinands-Nordbahn from Vienna in 1847. The 20th century saw further industrial expansion of the city accompanied by an increase in population and the quality of civic services and culture. However, during World War II, Ostrava - as an important source of steel for the army industry - suffered several massive bombing campaigns bringing large amounts of damage to the city. 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Coal Coal (IPA: ) is a fossil fuel formed in swamp ecosystems where plant remains were saved by water and mud from oxidization and biodegradation. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Steel (disambiguation). ... The Northern Railway (German Nordbahn) was the name of a former railway company during the time of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. ... For other uses, see Vienna (disambiguation). ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Since the Velvet revolution in 1989 the city is going through big changes. A thorough restructuring of industry is taking place - coal mining in the area of the city was stopped in 1994 and a large part of the Vítkovice ironworks near the city center was closed down in 1998, both improving the environment dramatically, although the Mittal Steel plant (ex-Nová Huť) continues to heavily pollute the Radvanice district. Non-violent protesters face armed policemen The Velvet Revolution (Czech: , Slovak: ) (November 16 – December 29, 1989) refers to a non-violent revolution in Czechoslovakia that saw the overthrow of the Communist government there;[1] it is seen as one of the most important of the Revolutions of 1989. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...

Mayors of Ostrava[1]
Period Name
1861–1864 Hermann Zwierzina
1864–1873 Alois Anderka
1873–1880 Konstantin Grünwald
1880–1888 Anton Lux
1888–1901 Dr. Adalbert Johanny
1901–1918 Dr. Gustav Fiedler
1918 Johann Ulrich (until 17th December 1918)
1918–1935 Jan Prokeš
1935–1939 Josef Chalupník
1939–1940 Dr. Josef Hinner
1940–1945 SS Sturmbannführer Emil Beier
1945 Josef Lampa (interim, for three weeks)
1945–1960 Josef Kotas
1960–1964 Jan Buchvaldek
1964–1968 Ing. Josef Kempný
1968–1971 Ing. Zdeněk Kupka
1971–1986 RSDr. Eduard Foltýn
1986–1989 Ing. Bedřich Lipina
1989–1990 Ing. Lubomír Vejr, CSc.
1990–1993 Ing. arch. Jiří Smejkal
1993–2001 Ing. Evžen Tošenovský
2001–2002 Ing. Čestmír Vlček
2002–2006 Ing. Aleš Zedník
2006– Ing. Petr Kajnar

See also: The Military official of the Nazi regime in Ostrava SS Sturmbannführer Emil Beier was a German Nazi politician and Mayor of Ostrava during the Occupation 1940–1945. ...

  • Ostravian Feudal lords and holders in the 15th and early 16th century

Geography and climate

Ostrava is located in the north-eastern tip of the Czech Republic, very close to the Polish (15km) and Slovak (55km) borders. It spreads over the northern part of the natural north-south valley called the Moravian Gate (Moravská brána) with the average elevation of around 210m above sea level. For considerations of sea level change, in particular rise associated with possible global warming, see sea level rise. ...


The local climate is temperate with warm summers and cold, cloudy, humid winters. Due to the easterly position of the city the continental climate influences are slightly more prominent compared to the rest of the country. The yearly average temperature is 8.6°C (January: -2.4°, July: 17.8°), the yearly rainfall is around 600mm. In geography, temperate latitudes of the globe lie between the tropics and the polar circles. ... Regions containing a continental climate exist in portions of Northern Hemisphere continents, and also at higher elevations in certain other parts of the world. ... This article is about the meteorological term. ...


People and demographics

As of 2003, the officially estimated population of Ostrava is 315,442 inhabitants, who are living in a total of 23 districts formed by joining together 34 original small towns and villages. Ostrava covers an area of 212 km². The population density is 1505 people per km². Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ...


Historically, among the most influencing ethnic groups besides Czechs in Ostrava were the Polish people, Germans and the Jews. However, during and after the World War II years the situation changed completely, as most Ostravian Jews were killed or transported to concentration camps (on October 17, 1939 the first transport of Jews to a lager in Nisko, General Government was held in Ostrava - the first of its kind in Europe). After World War II, Germans were expelled from Ostrava according to the Benes decrees. Thus, the population of the city, has become a mixture of Silesians, Moravians, Czechs, Slovaks and Poles. You may also be looking for the plural of the word pole. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... See also the related List of German concentration camps Concentration camp in Nazi Germany. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nisko is a town in south-eastern Poland on the San River, with 15,800 inhabitants as of 2000. ... The General Government (in full General government for the occupied Polish areas, in German Generalgouvernement für die besetzten polnischen Gebiete) was the name given by Germany to the governing authority in Poland after its occupation by the Wehrmacht in September and October 1939. ... Germans expelled from the Sudetenland // The expulsion of Germans after World War II refers to the forced migration of people considered Germans (Reichsdeutsche and some Volksdeutsche) from various European states and territories during 1945 and in the first three years after World War II 1946-48. ... The Beneš decrees were a series of laws enacted by the Czechoslovak government of exile during World War II in absence of Czechoslovak parliament (see details in Czechoslovakia: World War II (1939 - 1945)). Today, the term is most frequently used for the part of them dealing with status of...


Due to the recent and ongoing massive restructuring of the heavy industry in the area, the unemployment rate went well above the country average - 13 % (as of 2007). This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Industry and coal mines

Night view from Hrabůvka towards Vítkovice and the city centre
Night view from Hrabůvka towards Vítkovice and the city centre

Some of the largest Czech industrial concerns lie in the city of Ostrava. The Vítkovice steel works, located in the suburb of the same name near the city center, concentrates on metallurgy and machine engineering. It was established in 1828 and nowadays, after nearly two hundred years of existence, it is undergoing a major transformation. The oldest part of the concern, called "Dolní oblast" (the "Bottom area"), was closed down and there is an ongoing debate whether this area should be preserved and opened up as an industrial open-air museum or torn down. Nová huť (the "New Steel Works", established in 1951), now belongs to the international concern Mittal Steel, is another key metallurgical combine in Ostrava. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 158 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Ostrava at night. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 158 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Ostrava at night. ... Georg Agricola, author of De re metallica, an important early book on metal extraction Metallurgy is a domain of materials science that studies the physical and chemical behavior of metallic elements, their intermetallic compounds, and their compounds, which are called alloys. ... Engineering is the discipline of acquiring and applying knowledge of design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ... Year 1828 (MDCCCXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mittal Steel Company N.V. (NYSE: MT) is the worlds largest steel producer. ...


Contrary to the popular belief among Czechs, Ostrava is not a mining town anymore - all its mines have been closed down a short time after the Velvet revolution, due to unfavourable geological and political conditions which caused the mining to become uneconomic in the post-communist system, and also in ex-mayor Evžen Tošenovský's drive to modernize the city's industries. The Last mine car with coal was retrieved from the mine Odra on the Oder river on June 30, 1994. Non-violent protesters face armed policemen The Velvet Revolution (Czech: , Slovak: ) (November 16 – December 29, 1989) refers to a non-violent revolution in Czechoslovakia that saw the overthrow of the Communist government there;[1] it is seen as one of the most important of the Revolutions of 1989. ... The Oder (known in Czech, Slovak and Polish as Odra) is a river in Central Europe. ...


Karolina

Karolina is approximately 30 hectares large area situated 500m from City's historic square. The Karolina Area was originally used for heavy industry. After demolition of old coking plant and clearing all area, the Karolina area can now be used for an extension of Ostrava city centre. Heavy industry does not have a single fixed meaning compared to light industry. ... This page is a candidate to be moved to Wiktionary. ...


In late June 2006 Dutch firm Multi Development has won the tender for the development of the grounds of the former Karolina. Company will thus be invited to sign the contract, which must be done within three months. Multi Development plan to invest 13 billion CZK (EUR 450 million). Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In this new city district should be many new apartments, offices and shops. There should be also a new church, high-rise building, large park by the river Ostravice and campus university. A campus university is a British term for a University situated on one site - with student accommodation, teaching and research facilities, and leisure activities all together. ...


Culture

Antonín Dvořák Theatre
Antonín Dvořák Theatre

There are four theatres in Ostrava: Národní divadlo moravskoslezské (National theatre of MoraviaSilesia). It has two buildings: Divadlo Antonína Dvořáka (named after Antonín Dvořák) and Divadlo Jiřího Myrona. Further there are Divadlo Petra Bezruče (named after Petr Bezruč), Komorní scéna Aréna (Chamber theatre Arena) and Divadlo loutek (Puppet theatre). Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 196 KB) Ostrawa - teatr Antonína Dvořáka. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 196 KB) Ostrawa - teatr Antonína Dvořáka. ... Antonín Leopold Dvořák ( ; September 8, 1841 – May 1, 1904) was a Czech composer of Romantic music, who employed the idioms and melodies of the folk music of his native Bohemiaand Moravia in symphonic, oratorial, chamber and operatic works. ... Flag of Moravia Moravia (Czech and Slovak: Morava; German: ; Hungarian: ; Polish: ) is a historical region in the east of the Czech RepublicCzechia. ... Silesia (English pronunciation [], Czech: ; German: ; Latin: ; Polish: ; Silesian: Åšlůnsk) is a historical region in central Europe, located along the upper and middle Oder River, upper Vistula River, and along the Sudetes, Carpathian (Silesian Beskids) mountain range. ... Antonín Leopold Dvořák ( ; September 8, 1841 – May 1, 1904) was a Czech composer of Romantic music, who employed the idioms and melodies of the folk music of his native Bohemiaand Moravia in symphonic, oratorial, chamber and operatic works. ... Petr Bezruč, pseudonym of Vladimír VaÅ¡ek, (September 15, 1867, Opava – February 12, 1958) was a Czech poet and short story writer, associated with the region of Silesia. ... Komorní scéna Aréna (Chamber theatre Aréna) is a theatre in Ostrava. ...


Universities

The Technical University of Ostrava (or Vysoká škola báňská – Technická univerzita Ostrava in Czech), is university located in the city of Ostrava, Moravian-Silesian Region, Czechia. ... See official www pages ...

Tourist attractions

While Ostrava is usually not in the top ten list of tourist attractions of the Czech Republic, there are a number of interesting places to see and things to do there. To the north of the city center there is the Museum of mining (Hornické muzeum) presenting a unique collection of the coal mining machinery and equipment, a reconstruction of a mammoth hunters' settlement. Going down the shaft to see the 250m long underground corridors and an original mining gallery from the 19th century is also part of the exhibition. This article is about the genus Mammuthus. ...


Another attraction, which is becoming more and more popular mainly among young people, is the Stodolni street (Stodolní ulice). It is actually a bunch of streets just next to the center, full of bars, pubs and clubs, bringing night-life to the city and thousands of visitors all year long. There are currently around 60 places to have a drink or dance on this street, each of its own style and atmosphere. There are a few bigger actions at this street throughout the year, the largest of which is the Colours of Ostrava - a summer music festival hosting many musicians and groups from all over the world. A music festival is a festival oriented towards music that is sometimes presented with a theme such as musical genre, nationality or locality of musicians, or holiday. ...


The New city hall viewing tower provides visitors a panoramic view of the city and surroundings from about 72 meters of height. During clear sky conditions the Beskids and Jeseniky mountain ranges are visible. New city hall in Ostrava is the biggest town hall complex in the Czech Republic. ... Beskidy Mountains (Beskid Mountains, Beskidy, Beskydy, Beskids) is a series of Czech Republic, northwestern Slovakia, and southern Poland, along the border between Poland and the Czech Republic and Slovakia. ...


The Silesian-Ostrava Castle is one of the city's most historic cultural monuments. The castle was built in the eighties and nineties of the 13th century. In 1534, the gothic castle was rebuilt into a renaissance chateau. It was restored recently after many years of dilapidation, caused by coal mining under the castle. Today, the castle is one of the most important tourist attraction of the city. It will host the Colours of Ostrava 2007 music festival this year. For other uses, see Castle (disambiguation). ... (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... 1534 (MDXXXIV) was a common year in the 16th century. ...


You can visit a zoological garden located in Stromovka park in Slezská Ostrava. On May 1 1960 it was opened to the public, although incomplete. A zoo. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Transport

City bus in Ostrava (Solaris Urbino)
City bus in Ostrava (Solaris Urbino)

Railway came to Ostrava in 1847. It was Austrian Northern Railway, from Vienna – Břeclav – Přerov, and it continued in the direction of Kraków. In 1855 was built line to Opava. Nowadays there are also lines in the directions of Frýdek-Místek – Valašské Meziříčí and Havířov – Český Těšín. Image File history File links Solaris_U12_Ostrava. ... Image File history File links Solaris_U12_Ostrava. ... Solaris Urbino 12 Solaris Bus & Coach is a bus, coach and trolleybus manufacturer based in Bolechowo, a PoznaÅ„, Poland uptown. ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Northern Railway (German Nordbahn) was the name of a former railway company during the time of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. ... For other uses, see Vienna (disambiguation). ... BÅ™eclav (German Lundenburg) is a town in the Czech Republic, southeast of Brno. ... Location of PÅ™erov in the Czech Republic PÅ™erov (IPA: ) is a city in Olomouc Region of the Czech Republic. ... For other uses, see Krakow (disambiguation). ... Year 1855 (MDCCCLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Coordinates: Country Czech Republic Region Moravian-Silesian District Opava First mentioned 1195 Mayor ZbynÄ›k Stanjura Area    - City 90,61 km² Elevation 257 m Population  - City 59 843 Postal code 746 01 Website: http://www. ... Location of Frýdek-Místek in the Czech Republic Frýdek-Místek is a city in Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. ... ValaÅ¡ské Meziříčí (German: ) is a town in Zlín Region, Czech Republic. ... HaviÅ™ov is an urbanity within the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. ... ÄŒeský Těšín (Polish: ) is a town in the northeastern Czech Republic, on the Olza river, in Moravian-Silesian Region. ...


Ostrava-Mošnov International Airport is about 30 minutes away from Ostrava by bus. Most visitors, though, arrive to the city by train from Prague, which takes about 3½ hours (by Pendolino trains), Brno (2 hours and 15minutes), Olomouc (75 minutes). It is also relatively close from Vienna, Bratislava, Kraków and Warsaw. Nowadays, Ostrava still lacks a modern highway, and visitors coming by car have to choose regional roads instead. The D47 highway from Lipnik nad Bečvou through Ostrava to the border with Poland is currently under construction. It is supposed to be finished in about 2009. Ostrava-MoÅ¡nov International Airport (IATA airport code OSR) is an airport that serves the city of Ostrava, in the Czech Republic, located 20 km to the southwest of the city. ... For other uses, see Prague (disambiguation). ... Coordinates: Country Czech Republic Region South Moravia Founded 1146 Area  - city 230. ... town hall with astronomical clock Olomouc (German Olmütz, Polish OÅ‚omuniec, Latin Eburum or Olomucium) is a city in Moravia, in the east of the Czech Republic. ... For other uses, see Vienna (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Location of Bratislava within Slovakia Coordinates: , Country Region Districts Bratislava I-V City subdivisions 17 city boroughs Cadastral areas 20 cadastral areas First mentioned 907 Government  - Type City council  - Mayor (Primátor) Andrej ÄŽurkovský  - Headquarters Primates Palace Area [1]  - City 367. ... For other uses, see Krakow (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Warsaw (disambiguation) and Warszawa (disambiguation). ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Getting around the city itself is easy using the public transport. Ostrava is one of the few Czech cities to have all the three types of public transport common to Czech Republic: buses, trams, as well as trolleybuses. There is also growing net of bike paths going through as well as around the city. Autobus redirects here. ... This article refers to public transport vehicles running on rails. ... Further information: electric bus A trolleybus (also known as trolley bus, trolley coach, trackless trolley, trackless tram or simply trolley) is an electric bus powered by two overhead wires, from which it draws electricity using two trolley poles. ...


Sport in Ostrava

ČEZ Arena - Home venue of HC Vítkovice Steel
ČEZ Arena - Home venue of HC Vítkovice Steel

Football (soccer) teams: Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 539 KB) ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava (někdejší Palác kultury a sportu) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ostrava ČEZ Aréna Metadata This file... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 539 KB) ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava (někdejší Palác kultury a sportu) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ostrava ČEZ Aréna Metadata This file...

Ice-hockey teams: FC Baník Ostrava is a Czech football club from the Silesian part of the city of Ostrava. ... FC Vítkovice is a football club from Vítkovice, Ostrava, Czech Republic playing in the Second Division. ...

  • HC Vítkovice

Athletics: HC Vítkovice is an ice hockey club based in Ostrava in the Czech Republic. ...

Golden spike is an athletics meeting held in Ostrava since 1961. ...

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Ostrava is a sister city with these foreign towns and cities (the year the cooperation started is given in the parentheses and determines the ordering): This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the different concept of physically neighbouring cities. ...

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Kateřina Baďurová (IPA: ) (born 18 December 1982 in Ostrava) is a Czech pole vaulter. ... Ivan Lendl (IPA: ) (born March 7, 1960, in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)) is a former World No. ... Artur London, (February 1, 1915–November 8, 1986), was a Czechoslovak communist politician and co-defendant in the Prague Trials. ... Marek Malík (born June 23, 1975 in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia, now Czech Republic) is an ice hockey defenceman, currently playing for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Ludek Miklosko (born 9 December 1961) is a former Czech football goalkeeper. ... Image:Jaromír-Nohavica. ... Dieter F. Uchtdorf Dieter Friedrich Uchtdorf was born to Karl Albert Uchtdorf and Hilde Else Opelt Uchtdorf on November 6, 1940 in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia. ... Filip Kuba (born December 29, 1976, in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia) is a professional Ice Hockey Defenseman in the NHL, playing for the Minnesota Wild. ... Petr Kalus (born June 29, 1987 in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia) is an ice hockey prospect for the NHLs Boston Bruins. ... Milan Baroš (born 28 October 1981 in Vigantice, Czechoslovakia, now Czech Republic) is a Czech international footballer. ... Věra Chytilová (1929-) is an avant-garde Czech film director and pioneer of Czech cinema. ... Vladimír Vůjtek (born February 17, 1972, in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia) is a former National Hockey League right wing. ... Born January 23, 1970. ... Marek Jankulovski (born May 9, 1977 in Ostrava) is a Czech football left-back of Macedonian origin. ... This article is on the Czech novelist, there is a minor actor by the name Ota Filip who is not the same person Ota Filip (born 1930 in Ostrava, in the present-day Czech Republic), is a Czech-German novelist and journalist. ...

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