Hloubětín

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For the Prague Metro station of the same name, see Hloubětín (Prague Metro).
View of Hloubětín centered on St. George's church

Hloubětín (Czech pronunciation: [ˈɦloʊbjɛciːn], German: Tiefenbach[1]) is a district of Prague located 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) from the centre, belonging mostly to Prague 9, with parts of it also belonging to Prague 14 and Prague 10. There were 10,704 people living in this area in 2001.[2][3] The area, first recorded in the 13th century due to presence of the Teutonic Knights, became part of Prague in 1922. Today it is mainly an industrial area, located on the edge of Prague's so-called průmyslový polookruh (industrial semi-circle). During communist times, Hloubětín was well known as the home of the Tesla company.

Etymology[edit]

The name "Hloubětín" derives from the surname Hlúpata, and was previously known as Lupatin, Glupetin, Hlupetin and Hloupětín before becoming Hloubětín in 1907.[4]

Geography[edit]

The area lies on the Rokytka river, and its northern reaches back onto the area of Kbely Airport. To the west of Hloubětín lies Hořejší rybník, a protected area centered around a lake.

Transport[edit]

Hloubětín is located close to the D11 and R10 roads, and Praha-Kyje railway station on the main corridor linking Prague and Pardubice. It is served by Hloubětín metro station on Line B of the Prague Metro, which opened in 1990. It is also an important hub on the Prague tram system.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "100 let názvu Hloubětín" (in Czech). Praha14.cz. Retrieved 2014-03-11. 
  2. ^ Retrospektivní lexikon obcí ČSSR 1850-1970, 1. díl, Svazek 1, SEVT Praha 1978
  3. ^ Lexikon hl. m. Prahy 1997 a 2001, ČSÚ, 1997 a 2001
  4. ^ Šmilauer, Vladimír (1966). "Úvod do toponomastiky". Státní pedagogické nakladatelství. 

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Coordinates: 50°6′22″N 14°32′6″E / 50.10611°N 14.53500°E / 50.10611; 14.53500