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Podbořany

Podbořany

Podersam
Town
Church of Saints Peter and Paul
Church of Saints Peter and Paul
Flag of Podbořany
Flag
Coat of arms of Podbořany
Coat of arms
Podbořany is located in Czech Republic
Podbořany
Podbořany
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°13′34″N 13°24′38″E / 50.22611°N 13.41056°E / 50.22611; 13.41056
CountryCzech Republic
RegionÚstí nad Labem
DistrictLouny
First mentioned1369
Government
 • MayorRadek Reindl
Area
 • Total60.12 km2 (23.21 sq mi)
Elevation
320 m (1,050 ft)
Population
 (2019-01-01[1])
 • Total6,368
 • Density110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
438 01 - 441 01
Websitewww.podborany.net

Podbořany (Czech pronunciation: [ˈpodbor̝anɪ]; German: Podersam) is a town in the Czech Republic in the province of Bohemia. Primarily agricultural, the surrounding area is known for producing hops. Franz Kafka spent several months in convalescence in the nearby village of Siřem after tuberculosis was diagnosed.

History

The oldest finds of habitation in the area date to Neolithic times. On a nearby hill, Rubin was probably a mythical Slavic settlement, Wogastisburg, which in 631 or 632 was the site of a battle between the Slavs under King Samo and Franks under Dagobert I. The first written mention of the village is from 1369. During the 16th century, the language spoken in the city and the identity of its people slowly switched from Czech to German. Podbořany/Podersam received city rights on 11 November 1575. In 1945/46 the German population of Podersam was expelled. In 1960, Podbořany was annexed to the area Podbořany Louny, and then to Chomutov, Karlovy Vary and Plzeň North, Rakovník.[2]

Twin towns — sister cities

Podbořany is twinned with:[3]

References

  1. ^ "Population of municipalities of the Czech republic". Czech Statistical Office. Retrieved 2019-04-30.
  2. ^ [www.podborany.net]
  3. ^ "Partnerská města" (in Czech). Město Podbořany. Retrieved 2019-08-24.

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