Česká Kamenice

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Coordinates: 50°47′N 14°17′E / 50.783°N 14.283°E / 50.783; 14.283
Česká Kamenice
Town
Česká Kamenice - Square of Peace.jpg
Flag
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Ústí nad Labem
District Děčín
Commune Děčín
Municipality Česká Kamenice
Elevation 301 m (988 ft)
Coordinates 50°47′N 14°17′E / 50.783°N 14.283°E / 50.783; 14.283
Area 38.76 km2 (14.97 sq mi)
Population 5,473 (2005)
Density 141 / km2 (365 / sq mi)
Mayor Miroslav Weis
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 407 21
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Česká Kamenice
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.ceska-kamenice.cz

Česká Kamenice (Czech pronunciation: [ˈtʃɛskaː ˈkamɛɲɪtsɛ]; German: Böhmisch Kamnitz) is a town in Ústí nad Labem Region of the Czech Republic. It has around 5,500 inhabitants.

Following villages are administrative parts of Česká Kamenice: Pekelský Důl, Dolní Kamenice, Filipov, Huníkov, Horní Kamenice, Kamenická Nová Víska, Kerhartice and Líska.

Česká Kamenice became the Historical Town of the Year 2005.

Concentration Camp[edit]

In spring 1944, the Rabstejn sub-camp of Flossenburg was created here, with a capacity of 600 prisoners. At the end of the war, 1,500 inmates were incarcerated in the camp. The camp provided workers for the nearby underground aircraft factory in the town of Janská, 3 km west of Česká Kamenice. The number of inmate deaths is not known due to the destruction of all camp documentation. The foundations of camp buildings remain visible, along with a memorial and historical overview 1.

Notable Residents[edit]

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