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Kroměříž

Kroměříž krô´myĕrzhēsh [key], Ger. Kremsier, city (1991 pop. 28,967), E Czech Republic, in Moravia, on the Morava River. An agricultural center, it manufactures generators and gasoline engines. Kroměříž was chartered in 1290 and served as the residence of the bishops of Olmütz. It was also the site of a meeting (Nov., 1848–Mar., 1849) of the first Austrian constituent parliament (see Austria ). Among the city's present-day landmarks is an 18th-century palace with a large library and a ceremonial hall.

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