Poleň

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Poleň
Village
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Flag of Poleň
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Coat of arms of Poleň
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Coordinates: 49°25′35″N 13°10′39″E / 49.42639°N 13.17750°E / 49.42639; 13.17750Coordinates: 49°25′35″N 13°10′39″E / 49.42639°N 13.17750°E / 49.42639; 13.17750
Country  Czech Republic
Region (kraj) Plzeňský kraj (Pilsener)
District (okres) Klatovy
Government
 • mayor Jaroslava Hessová
Area
 • Total 17.65 km2 (6.81 sq mi)
Elevation 458 m (1,503 ft)
Population
 • Total 295
Time zone UTC+1
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (UTC)
Postal Code (PSČ) 339 01

The Poleň village is situated in the southwestern part of Czech Republic in the middle of Europe. On the date 2008-12-31 there were 295 inhabitants (in all of its parts). There are seven parts of the Municipality of Poleň: villages Poleň, Mlýnec, Poleňka, Pušperk and Zdeslav and the settlements Čekanice and Liška.

Geography[edit]

This place lies in 458 metres above sea level in the valley of the Poleňka Stream. From the eastern and southern side bordered with the Bítovy mountains with the peaks Doubrava (727 m), Malý Bítov (668 m) and Velký Bítov (713 m).

The nearest neighbours of Poleň are Pušperk, Poleňka and Slatina on North, Drslavice on East, Mlýnec and Zdeslav on Southwest and Černíkov on West.

History[edit]

The first written reference about the village comes from 1245. . In the sheet which illustrates the disposal of Újezd Přeštický to Monastery of Kladruby by Queen Kunhuta, Blažej ze Švihova, the son of Budivoj of Švihov as an approver has been mentioned. Afterwards when the Pušperk Castle (originally known as Fuchsberg) had been built close to Poleň, the village was sharing the destiny of this castle for centuries.

The progress of the number of inhabitants in Poleň and in their parts
Year Poleň Poleňka Mlýnec Zdeslav
1948 400 51 123 102
1970 254 57 74 92
1980 168 42 59 81

Sights[edit]

  • Kostel svaté Markéty - the Church of Saint Margaret, the ruines
  • Kostel Všech svatých - the Church of All the Saints, altarpiece of Madonna with Child inside
  • Kaple svatého Salvátora - the Chapel of Saint Salvador
  • Vodní mlýn Pasička - the Watermill Pasička
  • Fara - the Manse

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Literature[edit]

  • HOSTAŠ, Karel, KOTÁB, Adolf (edd.), Pamětní kniha městečka Poleně, manuscript, not published
  • ŠORM, Antonín. Pověsti o českých zvonech. Praha: V. Kotrba, 1926.
  • JIRÁK, Jan, OÚ POLEŃ. Poleň: 750 let obce. Klatovy: Arkáda, 2004.

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