Klatovy

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Klatovy
Town
Black Tower and Jesuit Church
Black Tower and Jesuit Church
Flag of Klatovy
Flag
Coat of arms of Klatovy
Coat of arms
Klatovy is located in Czech Republic
Klatovy
Klatovy
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°23′43″N 13°17′42″E / 49.39528°N 13.29500°E / 49.39528; 13.29500Coordinates: 49°23′43″N 13°17′42″E / 49.39528°N 13.29500°E / 49.39528; 13.29500
Country Czech Republic
RegionPlzeň
DistrictKlatovy
Founded1260
Parts
Government
 • MayorRudolf Salvetr (ODS)
Area
 • Total80.67 km2 (31.15 sq mi)
Elevation
405 m (1,329 ft)
Population
 (2020-01-01[1])
 • Total22,257
 • Density280/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
339 01
Websitewww.klatovy.cz

Klatovy (Czech pronunciation: [ˈklatovɪ]; German: Klattau) is a town in the Plzeň Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 22,000 inhabitants.

Klatovy is the seat of the Municipality with Extended Competence and Municipality with Commissioned Local Authority.

History[edit]

Klatovy was founded during 1260–1263 by Ottokar II of Bohemia. There are several historic buildings in the town such as the Black Tower, the Baroque Pharmacy, the Jesuit church with catacombs and the Archdeacon's church.

At the beginning of the 20th century, a district office, a museum, a credit union, a hospital, a falconry, a power station, etc. were built.

During World War II, Klatovy was deprived of its natural administrative territory when large parts of Šumava were annexed to the Reich (the border was between Janovice nad Úhlavou and Nýrsko and south of Sušice). At that time, Klatovy was the center of the resistance movement, which was harshly suppressed by the execution of 73 patriots in the Lubský Forest at the time of Heydrich. In 1945, some parts of the city were badly damaged by bombing – the railway station building was completely destroyed. The city was liberated on 5 May 1945 by the US Army.

The town's significant German population was expelled from their home in 1945.

Notable people[edit]

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Klatovy is twinned with:[2]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2020". Czech Statistical Office. 2020-04-30.
  2. ^ "Partnerská města Klatov". Město Klatovy. Retrieved 2020-07-27.

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