Boskovice

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Coordinates: 49°29′15″N 16°39′36″E / 49.48750°N 16.66000°E / 49.48750; 16.66000
Boskovice
Town
Boskovice - pohled na centrum.jpg
Flag
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region South Moravian
District Blansko
Commune Boskovice
Elevation 381 m (1,250 ft)
Coordinates 49°29′15″N 16°39′36″E / 49.48750°N 16.66000°E / 49.48750; 16.66000
Area 27.83 km2 (10.75 sq mi)
Population 11,304 (2005)
Density 406 / km2 (1,052 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1312
Mayor Ing. Jaroslav Dohnálek
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 680 18
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Boskovice
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.boskovice.cz

Boskovice (Czech pronunciation: [ˈboskovɪtsɛ]; German: Boskowitz) is a town in the Czech Republic.

Location[edit]

The town is situated in the Drahanská Highlands, about 30–40 km to the north of Brno, the most important city of Moravia.

History[edit]

Boskovice was probably founded in the 11th century and received its town charter in the 14th century. It used to have one of the largest Jewish communities in Moravia.

Until 1918, BOSKOWITZ - BOSKOVICE (BOSKOWIZ in 1850[1]) was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), head of the district with the same name, one of the 34 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Moravia.[2]

Monuments[edit]

  • Ruin of a 13th-century Gothic castle
  • St. Jacob´s church
  • The Empire Chateau
  • The Jewish cemetery of Boskovice which belongs to the largest ones in the Czech Republic, founded in the 17th century
  • The Big Synagogue

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Handbook of Austria and Lombardy-Venetia Cancellations on the Postage Stamp Issues 1850-1864, by Edwin MUELLER, 1961.
  2. ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967

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