Smržovka

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Coordinates: 50°44′N 15°15′E / 50.733°N 15.250°E / 50.733; 15.250
Smržovka
Town
T. G. Masaryka, Smržovka (2).jpg
T. G. Masaryk Square
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Liberec
District Jablonec nad Nisou
Commune Tanvald
Elevation 585 m (1,919 ft)
Coordinates 50°44′N 15°15′E / 50.733°N 15.250°E / 50.733; 15.250
Area 14.82 km2 (5.72 sq mi)
Population 3,572 (2012-12-31)
Density 241 / km2 (624 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1568
Mayor Marek Hotovec
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 468 51
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.smrzovka.cz

Smržovka (German: Morchenstern) is a town in the Liberec Region, Czech Republic. Name Smržovka was given to town by overgrown mountain forest, where there was a large amount of morels (Czech: Smrž, German: Morcheln).[1]

History[edit]

Lookout tower "Černá studnice"
Kaipan 14 from Smržovka

Smržovka was founded in the first half of the 16th century during the colonization of the Jizera Mountains, the first written mention of the village dates from 1568. Until 1918, Smržovka was part of the Austria-Hungary, in the Jablonec nad Nisou (German: Gablonz a.d. Neisse) district, one of the 94 districts in Bohemia.[2] With the development of industry in and around Smržovka, it develops mainly glassworks, grinding shops and weaving and Smržovka in 1849 became the market place. In 1905 was promoted to town. In 1991 there was founded the Kaipan company, a Czech car manufacturer with a focus to the sports roadsters.

Population[edit]

Year 1833 1878 1918 1970 1980 1991 2001 2012
Population 2 550 4 551 c. 7 000 3 747 3 526 3 418 3 430 3 572

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stručná historie Smržovky
  2. ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967

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