Rakovník

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Coordinates: 50°6′N 13°43′E / 50.100°N 13.717°E / 50.100; 13.717
Rakovník
Town
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Rakovník Town Hall
Flag
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Central Bohemian
District Rakovník
Commune Rakovník
River Rakovnický potok
Elevation 322 m (1,056 ft)
Coordinates 50°6′N 13°43′E / 50.100°N 13.717°E / 50.100; 13.717
Area 18.5 km2 (7.1 sq mi)
Population 16,024 (2010-01-01)
Density 866 / km2 (2,243 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1252
Mayor Zdeněk Nejdl
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 269 01 - 269 02
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Rakovník
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.murako.cz

Rakovník (Czech pronunciation: [ˈrakovɲiːk], German: Rakonitz) is a town in the western part of the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic located between the cities of Prague and Plzeň. It has a population of approximately 16,000.

History[edit]

Until 1918, RAKOVNIK - RAKONITZ was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), in the district of the same name, one of the 94 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Bohemia.[1]

Trade and business[edit]

The Rakovník Brewery was founded in 1454. It is one of the oldest breweries in the Czech Republic. The beers are marketed under the brand Bakalář.[2][3]

Sister cities[edit]

Rakovník is twinned with:

People[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967
  2. ^ http://www.rakovnikbeer.cz/ Czech Brewery Rakovník (in English, Czech and German)
  3. ^ Brewery Rakovník - Pivovary.Info

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