(hä`vērzhôf), town (1991 pop. 86,297), E Czech Republic, in Moravia. An important manufacturing and mining town, Havířov was founded in the 1950s and belongs to the Ostrava-Karviná industrial complex. A planned city, it contains large blocks of workers' housing.
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a city in Czechoslovakia, in the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic in the province of North Moravia. Population, 81,000 (1968). A new residential area, HávÍřov is the southeastern suburb of Ostrava.

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