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|ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA||CZECH REPUBLIC|
|Královéhradecký kraj||Hradec Králové region|
Meziměstí is situated at an altitude of 436 m in the vally of the Štěnava (Steine) river in the Náchod district of northeastern Bohemia close to the border to Poland. Meziměstí has a population of about 2,900 (2003)
Meziměstí was first mentioned in 1408 as a part of Vižňová (Menší Vižňová or Dolní Vižňová, Lesser or Lower V.).
In 1434 it came in possession of the monastery of Broumov (Braunau). At that time it was refered to as 'half town'. The German form of the name, Halbstadt, was first mentioned in 1556.
Home industry, especially clothmaking, was the main source of income. The first spinning company was founded in 1882. In the late 19th century Meziměstí
received a relatively large