Kožlí (Písek District)

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Kožlí
Municipality
Kožlí is located in Czech Republic
Kožlí
Kožlí
Coordinates: 49°30′57″N 14°8′48″E / 49.51583°N 14.14667°E / 49.51583; 14.14667Coordinates: 49°30′57″N 14°8′48″E / 49.51583°N 14.14667°E / 49.51583; 14.14667
Country  Czech Republic
Region South Bohemian
District Písek
Area
 • Total 4.33 km2 (1.67 sq mi)
Elevation 398 m (1,306 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 50
 • Density 12/km2 (30/sq mi)
Postal code 39804
Website http://www.severnipisecko.cz/kozli.htm

Kožlí (German: Koschli) is a village and municipality (obec) in Písek District in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic.

Geography[edit]

Kožlí lies near the western shore of the Orlík Reservoir along the Vltava River, approximately 24 kilometres (15 mi) north of Písek, 65 km (40 mi) north of České Budějovice, and 67 km (42 mi) south of Prague.

The municipality covers an area of 4.33 square kilometres (1.67 sq mi), and has a population of 50 (as at 2005).

History[edit]

Schwarzenberg Chapel under reconstruction, 2011

The village in the Kingdom of Bohemia was first mentioned in a 1396 deed. In the east, it borders on the extensive gardens of Orlík Castle, ceded to the noble House of Eggenberg after the 1620 Battle of White Mountain. It was inherited by the House of Schwarzenberg in 1717. From 1875 to 1877 the Orlík cadet branch had the Neo-Gothic Schwarzenbergská hrobka erected near Kožlí, a funerary chapel housing the mortal remains of Field Marshal Prince Karl Philipp of Schwarzenberg (1771–1820).

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