Klobuky

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Coordinates: 50°17′39″N 13°59′22″E / 50.29417°N 13.98944°E / 50.29417; 13.98944
Klobuky
Village
Klobuky CZ Zkamenely pastyr 097.jpg
Klobuky as seen from the menhir
Flag
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Central Bohemian
District Kladno
Commune Slaný
Municipality Slaný
Elevation 262 m (860 ft)
Coordinates 50°17′39″N 13°59′22″E / 50.29417°N 13.98944°E / 50.29417; 13.98944
Highest point
 - elevation 313 m (1,027 ft)
Lowest point
 - elevation 235 m (771 ft)
Area 15.87 km2 (6.13 sq mi)
Population 1,010 (2007)
Density 64 / km2 (166 / sq mi)
First mention 1226
Mayor Vladimír Procházka
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 273 74
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Klobuky
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: klobuky.slansko.cz

Klobuky is a village in Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It is located in an agricultural (growing mainly various grain, sugar beet and sunflower) landscape about 10 km northwest of Slaný or 39 km northwest of Prague and has a population of 1,030 (2008). Neighbouring villages of Čeradice, Kobylníky, Kokovice and Páleček are administrative parts of Klobuky.

Klobuky is mentioned for the first time in 1226 as property of cloister of Doksany. According to Antonín Profous the name of the village probably derives from its ancient owner or founder named Klobouk (Czech for "hat", in old Czech also for "helmet"). Hence the helmet in recently (2005) adopted coat of arms.

The major local sight is an alleged prehistoric menhir, with height of 3.3 m (11 ft) the tallest in the Czech Republic. It is an upright, lonely standing stone, called Zkamenělý pastýř ("Shepherd turned-into-stone") or Kamenný muž ("Stone Man"), in a field several hundred metres northwest of the village, close to road towards Telce.

Local church of St Lawrence dates back to 14th century, but it was rebuilt between 1729 and 1736.

Jan Malypetr, a Czech politician, prime minister of Czechoslovakia, was born in Klobuky in 1873. Ivan Krasko, a Slovak poet, worked as chemist in local sugar refinery. Jindřich Šimon Baar, a Czech writer, was a Roman Catholic priest in Klobuky for ten years between 1899 and 1909.

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