Mšeno

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Mšeno
Town
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Country Czech Republic
Region Central Bohemian
District Mělník
Commune Mělník
Municipality Mšeno
Elevation 358 m (1,175 ft)
Area 26.7 km2 (10.3 sq mi)
Population 1,513 (2011-01-01)
Density 57 / km2 (148 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1306
Mayor ing. Martin Mach
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 277 35 - 277 36
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Mšeno
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.mestomseno.cz

Mšeno (Czech pronunciation: [ˈm̩ʃɛno]; German: Wemschen) is a small town in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 1,400 inhabitants.

The Slavic people settled the town area c. 5th-6th century CE. [1] Evidence suggests that in early times the place may have been called "Černá ves" ("Black Village") due to the many fires that raged there.[2] Whatever the case, the first recorded mention of Mšeno was in 1306, in a document signed by Václav III (Wenceslas III) awarding the then-village to aristocrat Hynek Berka z Dubé; he, and his son after him, ensured the growing prosperity of the area. In 1367, Karel IV (Charles IV), raised Mšeno to the rank of "town".

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Coordinates: 50°26′16″N 14°37′52″E / 50.43778°N 14.63111°E / 50.43778; 14.63111