town, south-central Czech Republic, just southwest of Olomouc, in the farming region of the Hana Valley. Founded in the 12th century, the town became a centre for publishing Czech and Hebrew books after 1500. The town hall has a Renaissance portal (1521) and contains a museum featuring a clock collection. The annual Hana Harvest Festival takes place in the amphitheatre and gardens of a castle at Namest' na Hane, a few miles to the north. Industrial products include farm machinery, paper, and clothing. Pop. (2007 est.) 45,858.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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