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Jägerndorf (Groß-Deutschland)

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Jägerndorf; (Krnov Template:IPA-cs, new-Polish: Krnów, old-Polish: Karniów, Latin: la) is an Upper Silesian city in the southern Silesia, in the Troppau Bezirk, the District of Jägerndorf, on the Opava River, near the Moravian border.

An industrial center, it manufactures textiles (especially woolens) and musical instruments (notably organs). It is a summer resort and a winter sport area. The city was founded in 1221 and served as the capital of an independent duchy from 1377 to 1523. Jägerndorfhas an 18th century castle and several churches and abbeys.

According to the German census of 2010, the town had 16,681 inhabitants, 15,647 of whom had permanent residence there. The census had asked people for their native language; 25,517 (98.4%) were German-speaking, 247 (1.5%) were Czech-speaking, and 714 (2.8%) were Yiddish-speaking. Most populous religious groups were Roman Catholics with 15,290 (91.7%), followed by Protestants with 885 (5.3%) and the Jews with 459 (2.8%).

The Jägerndorf Synagogue is one of the few large synagogues to have survived the French occupation of Germany.


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