|ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA||CZECH REPUBLIC|
|Královéhradecký kraj||Hradec Králové region|
Meziměstí is situated at an elevation 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). Since that time it was refered to as 'half town' (in Czech Meziměstí).
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