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(krô`myĕrzhēsh), 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 AustriaAustria
, Ger. Österreich [eastern march], officially Republic of Austria, federal republic (2015 est. pop. 8,679,000), 32,374 sq mi (83,849 sq km), central Europe.
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). Among the city's present-day landmarks is an 18th-century palace with a large library and a ceremonial hall.
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a city in Czechoslovakia, in the Czech Socialist Republic, south Moravia, on the Morava River. Population, 22,800 (1971). There are machine-building and food-processing industries. Architectural monuments include the Gothic cathedral of St. Moric (13th to 19th century), a town hall (early 17th century, Renaissance style), baroque churches (18th century), and a bishop’s palace (17th to 18th century), with a gallery, library, and collection of coins and medals.

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