Facts About Zlín
Zlín is a city in southeastern Moravia in the Czech Republic.
The city is home to the Tomáš Baťa University in Zlín, which opened in 2001.
The first record of Zlín dates back to 1322 when it served as a craft guild centre for the surrounding area of Moravian Wallachia.
Zlín is the seat of the Zlín Region and it lies on the Dřevnice river.
Zlín became a town in 1397. During the thirty years war, the residents of Zlín, along with people from the whole Wallachian region, led an uprising against the Habsburg monarchy.
Zlín is twinned with Altenburg, Germany; Chorzów, Poland; Groningen, Netherlands; Izegem, Belgium; Limbach-Oberfrohna, Germany; Möhlin, Switzerland; Romans-sur-Isère, France; Sesto San Giovanni, Italy & Trenčín, Slovakia.
The estimated population of Zlín is 74,835.
Zlín is made up of 16 city parts and villages: Zlín, Prštné, Louky, Mladcová, Příluky, Jaroslavice, Kudlov, Malenovice, Chlum, Klečůvka, Kostelec, Lhotka, Lužkovice, Salaš, Štípa & Velíková.
The communists took over the management of Zlín and Baťa factories in May 1945, and in October the Bata company in Czechoslovakia was nationalized. Zlín was renamed Gottwaldov in 1949. After the Velvet Revolution in 1989, the city’s name was changed back to Zlín as of January 1, 1990.
The average elevation of Zlín is 230 m.