Benátky nad Jizerou

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Coordinates: 50°17′22″N 14°49′52″E / 50.28944°N 14.83111°E / 50.28944; 14.83111
Benátky nad Jizerou
Town
Benátky nad Jizerou, Staré Benátky.jpg
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Country Czech Republic
Region Central Bohemian
District Mladá Boleslav
Commune Mladá Boleslav
Municipality Benátky nad Jizerou
River Jizera
Elevation 225 m (738 ft)
Coordinates 50°17′22″N 14°49′52″E / 50.28944°N 14.83111°E / 50.28944; 14.83111
Area 35.46 km2 (13.69 sq mi)
Population 7,042 (2006-10-02)
Density 199 / km2 (515 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1259
Mayor Jaroslav Král
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 293 01 - 294 71
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Benátky nad Jizerou
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.benatky.cz

Benátky nad Jizerou (Czech pronunciation: [ˈbɛnaːtkɪ ˈnadjɪzɛrou̯]; German: Benatek) is a town on the Jizera river in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic, between the cities Stará Boleslav and Mladá Boleslav.

The city was the site of a castle and observatory built by astronomer Tycho Brahe. Johann von Klenau, the Habsburg general, was born at the castle in 1758. His old Bohemian family owned the castle at the time.[1]

Benátky Castle

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  1. ^ (German) Friedrich Bernau. Studien und Materialien zur Specialgeschichte und Heimatskunde des deutschen Sprachgebiets in Böhmen und Mähren. Prague: J.G. Calve, 1903, pp. 7–8, 151–165, 601. Other sources date the Klenau family to the early twelfth century. See (German) Norbert (or Enoch) Heermann, Johann Matthäus Klimesch, and Václav Březan. Norbert Heermann's Rosenberg'sche chronik. Prag, Köngl. Böhmische gesellschaft der wissenschaften, 1897, p. 102.

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