Zlin is a metropolis in southeastern Moravia inside the Czech Republic, the seat of the Zlin Region, on the Drevnice river. The development of the present day town is carefully related to the Bata Shoes organisation and its social scheme, advanced after the First World War. From 1949 to 1990, the town was renamed Gottwaldov. The first file of Zlin dates again to 1322, while it served as a craft guild middle for the encircling location of Moravian Wallachia.
Zlin became a metropolis in 1397. During the thirty years war, the residents of Zlin, along with human beings from the entire Wallachian vicinity, led an uprising against the Habsburg monarchy. Until the late 19th century, the metropolis did now not range plenty from different settlements within the surrounding area, with the population no longer surpassing 3,000. Though traditionally related to Moravian Wallachia, Zlin stands at the nook of three historic Moravian cultural regions; Moravian Wallachia, Moravian Slovakia and Hanakia. The metropolis grew hastily after Tomas Bata founded a shoe manufacturing facility there in 1894 while the populace become about 3,000 inhabitants.