Doksy (Kladno District)

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For the town of the same name in Liberec Region, see Doksy.
Coordinates: 50°7′7″N 14°2′46″E / 50.11861°N 14.04611°E / 50.11861; 14.04611
Doksy
municipality
Doksy, domy z jižní strany.JPG
Doksy seen from south
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Central Bohemia
District Kladno
Municipality Doksy (Kladno District)
Elevation 396 m (1,299 ft)
Coordinates 50°7′7″N 14°2′46″E / 50.11861°N 14.04611°E / 50.11861; 14.04611
Area 2.91 km2 (1 sq mi)
Population 1,198 (2006-07-03)
Density 412 / km2 (1,067 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1385
Mayor Jiří Junek
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 273 64

Doksy is a municipality (village) in Central Bohemia, Czech Republic. It has about 1,200 inhabitants. It lies nearby the city of Kladno.

Etymology[edit]

Formerly known as Dogz, Dogza. In German Doges.

History[edit]

First mentioned as Dogz in 1385. Sandstone was quarried there minimally since the 14th century. The sandstone was used for construction in nearby Prague during the reign of Charles IV. The quarries ended activity in the first half of the 20th century.

Notes[edit]

Translated from the German Wikipedia and certain information comes also from the Czech Wikipedia.