Last modified: 2001-09-22 by jarig bakker
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The first report of the community of Věrovany is from the year 1131
in a document of the Olomouc archbishop Zídek. The name Věrovany takes
its origins from some kinds of vortices, probably whirlpools. Mineral water
springs are indeed abundant in Věrovany, in fact baths were also formed,
of which the first mention dates from the year 1502. Today's community
is composed of three parts: Věrovany, Rakodavy and Nenakonice. We have
a total of 1362 inhabitants. An eminent personage worth mentioning is the
writer Otokar Bystřina (*23.5.1861), real name Ferdinand Dostál, whose
most famous work was the
Hanáclá legenda (The Legend of Haná) (1904).
Source: the Věrovany website.
Jarig Bakker, 17 Sep 2001