Stará Huť

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Center of the village

Stará Huť is a village in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic, near the town of Dobříš, in the district of Příbram. The average age of the 1,111 inhabitants is 36.8 years. It was founded around 1674, originally for the purposes of metallurgy. While the landscape is reported to be not fruitful and therefore not suitable for agriculture, it is a popular place for hiking. Karel Čapek, a Czech writer, was fascinated by the beauty of the forests, ponds and meadows, and he used to spend a lot of time in his local summer residence in the latter half of the 1930s, working and relaxing.

Currently the village area is developing with some new housing settlements on offer in the vicinity. Some 1,5km away from Stará Huť village down the Malostranska road (3.3km away from the center of Dobříš and 40km from center of Prague) located a cottage settlement "Stara Hut". Construction began in 2007 however was halted due to the financial crisis. Currently the cottage settlement "Stara Hut" is partially inhabited while the rest of the settlement is in process of completion.

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Coordinates: 49°47′06″N 14°11′56″E / 49.78500°N 14.19889°E / 49.78500; 14.19889