Stříbro

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Coordinates: 49°45′16.1″N 12°59′59″E / 49.754472°N 12.99972°E / 49.754472; 12.99972
Stříbro
Town
StribroTownHall.jpg
Town Hall
Flag
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Plzeň
District Tachov
Commune Stříbro
Municipalities Butov (Czech Republic)
River Mže
Center Náměstí Svobody
 - elevation 399 m (1,309 ft)
 - coordinates 49°45′16.1″N 12°59′59″E / 49.754472°N 12.99972°E / 49.754472; 12.99972
Area 47.8 km2 (18.5 sq mi)
Population 7,853 (2006-10-02)
Density 164 / km2 (425 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1183
Mayor Bohuslav Červený
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 349 01
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Stříbro
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.mustribro.cz
Stříbro
Municipality with Extended Competence
Country Czech Republic
Region Pilsen
Parts Bezdružice, Stříbro
Area 430.75 km2 (166.31 sq mi)
Population 16,609 (2005-31-12)
Density 39 / km2 (101 / sq mi)
Stříbro
Municipality with Commissioned Local Authority
Country Czech Republic
Region Pilsen
Little District Stříbro
Municipalities Benešovice, Černošín, Erpužice, Kladruby (Tachov District), Kostelec, Kšice, Olbramov, Ošelín, Prostiboř, Skapce, Stříbro, Sulislav, Svojšín, Sytno, Trpísty, Únehle, Vranov nad Dyjí, Záchlumí (Tachov District), Zhoř
Area 328.08 km2 (126.67 sq mi)
Population 13,891 (2005-12-31)
Density 42 / km2 (109 / sq mi)

Stříbro (Czech pronunciation: [ˈstr̝̊iːbro]; German: Mies) is a town in the Pilsen Region of the Czech Republic, some 25 km (16 mi) to the west from the region capital of Pilsen.

Stříbro is also the seat of the Municipality with Extended Competence.

The Czech name derives from silver (Czech: stříbro), which used to be mined there. The German name Mies comes from the name of the river Mies/Mže (Latin: Misa) flowing through the town.

History[edit]

Stříbro was a mining settlement, first documented in 1183. It became a town in 1263.

Until 1918, MIES IN BÖHMEN (previously MIES) was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), head of the district with the same name, one of the 94 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Bohemia.[1]

References[edit]

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

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