Říčany

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Říčany
Town
Říčany, hrad.jpg
Říčany Castle
Flag
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Central Bohemian
District Prague-East
Commune Říčany
River Říčanský potok
Elevation 341 m (1,119 ft)
Area 25.80 km2 (9.96 sq mi)
Population 12,429 (2006-07-03)
Density 482 / km2 (1,248 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1289
Mayor Vladimír Kořen (Klidné město)
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 251 01
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Říčany
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.ricany.cz

Říčany (Czech pronunciation: [ˈr̝iːtʃanɪ]; German: Ritschan) is a town in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. In 2006 it had almost 17,500 inhabitants. It is located 20 km from the center of Prague and it takes about half an hour to get to the Prague Main railway station by train. The town is part of the Prague metropolitan area.

The villages Jažlovice, Krabošice, Kuří, Pacov, Radošovice, Strašín and Voděrádky are administrative parts of Říčany.

Affiliations[edit]

Říčany is twinned with the following towns:

Schools[edit]

There are two primary schools in Říčany. The "First primary school" is located in the centre of the town, on Masaryk square. The "Second primary school" is located in the upper part of Říčany, Radošovice, on Bezruč street. There are also two secondary schools in Říčany: the state school Gymnázium Říčany and the private Masarykovo klasické gymnázium.

History[edit]

The first documents about the town date back to the year 1289. In the Middle Ages there was a large castle in Říčany, but during the Hussite Wars it was occupied and burnt out, and during the Thirty Years' War it was destroyed.

Sights[edit]

Events[edit]

  • Starák - multicultural microfest (beginning of August)
  • Říčanský nos - town festival (beginning of September)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 49°59′31″N 14°39′20″E / 49.99194°N 14.65556°E / 49.99194; 14.65556