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Jihlava(yēkh`lävä), Ger. Iglau, city (1991 pop. 51,831), central Czech Republic, in Moravia, on the Jihlava River. Jihlava is a railway junction and has industries manufacturing linen and woolen cloth, precision instruments, and tobacco. Chartered in 1227, it was the site of the signing (1436) of the Compactata—the Magna Carta of the HussitesHussites
, followers of John Huss. After the burning of Huss (1415) and Jerome of Prague (1416), the Hussites continued as a powerful group in Bohemia and Moravia. They drew up (1420) the Four Articles of Prague, demanding freedom of preaching, communion in both kinds (i.e.
..... Click the link for more information. . The city has two medieval churches and a 16th-century town hall.
a city in Czechoslovakia, in the southeastern part of the Czech Socialist Republic; located in the district of South Moravia, on the Jihlava River. Population, 40, 000 (1970). It is an important transportation junction and the site of machine-building, textile, woodworking, and food-processing industries. A number of examples of the architecture of the 13th through 16th centuries have been preserved there.
a river in Czechoslovakia (Danube basin). Length, 184 km. Basin area, about 3, 000 sq km. It rises in the Jihlava Hills of the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands. At first it flows through a deep valley (up to 160 m), and in its lower reaches it crosses a plain. The water level is at flood stage in March. The cities of Jihlava and Třebíč are situated on the river.