Opava, Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic

🇨🇿 Opava is a city in the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. It lies on the river Opava, located to the north-west of Ostrava. Opava is one of the historical centres of Silesia. It was a historical capital of Czech Silesia.

Economy Nowadays Opava is an important business and cultural centre of Opavian Silesia. It is the location of several economic and cultural institutions serving the entire region, including the Silesian Museum which is the oldest museum in the Czech Republic, and the Silesian Institute of the Academy of Science. Opava is home to the only public university in the country not situated in a regional capital, the Silesian University (Opava). The city is part of a congested industrial area along with Ostrava and produces mining equipment. Opava also awards its own Cultural Prize. The Silesian Theatre in Opava was founded in 1805. Plays were performed in German until the end of the World War II.

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Opava has a population of over 56,000 people. Opava also forms the centre of the wider Opava District which has a population of over 176,254 people.

Twin Towns – Sister Cities Opava is twinned with: 🇵🇱 Katowice, Poland; 🇺🇸 Kearney, United States; 🇸🇰 Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia; 🇵🇱 Racibórz, Poland; 🇩🇪 Roth, Germany; 🇭🇺 Zugló, Hungary; 🇵🇱 Żywiec, Poland.

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