The eastern Moravian town of Uherské Hradiště has been named Historic City of 2011. The million-crown award is given to the municipality that best cared for its historical monuments in the previous year. Organisers this year also selected between the east Bohemian towns of Kutná Hora and Chrudim. The ancient town of Uherské Hradiště, which has a population of around 25,000, was praised for its long-term conceptual approach to the reconstruction of its historical centre and for achieving political consensus that town representatives have found in dealing with the issue.
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