Sušice

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Coordinates: 49°13′52″N 13°31′13″E / 49.23111°N 13.52028°E / 49.23111; 13.52028
Sušice
Town
GuentherZ 2007-09-24 1193 Susice Museum.jpg
Museum
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Plzeň
District Klatovy
Commune Sušice
Parts
River Otava
Center Náměstí Svobody
 - elevation 472 m (1,549 ft)
 - coordinates 49°13′52″N 13°31′13″E / 49.23111°N 13.52028°E / 49.23111; 13.52028
Area 45.63 km2 (17.62 sq mi)
Population 11,591 (2006-10-02)
Density 254 / km2 (658 / sq mi)
Founded 1273
Mayor Petr Mottl
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 339 01 - 342 01
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Sušice
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.sumavanet.cz/susice

Sušice (Czech pronunciation: [ˈsuʃɪtsɛ]; German: Schüttenhofen) is a town in the Pilsen Region of the Czech Republic. It lies on the Otava River, some 60 km (37 mi) to the south of the regional capital of Pilsen.

Sušice is also the seat of the Municipality with Extended Competence and with Commissioned Local Authority.

History[edit]

The town was founded by the Czech king Ottokar II of Bohemia in 1273. In 1683, a baroque chapel was built on what is now the edge of the town. This chapel still stands and is somewhat fortress-like in its appearance with its outer walls set in a square formation and the chapel located in the centre.

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

Climate[edit]

Sušice enjoys a wet inland version of temperate Oceanic climate (Cfb). Precipitations are predominantly in form of rain, totalling 776 mm (30.6 in). There are four pronounced seasons with notably cold and murky winter season, contrasting with much sunnier warm seasons. Average round the clock temperatures in July stays on 17.1 °C (62.8 °F) and January mean temperatures stays on −2.9 °C (26.8 °F). The whole year average is 7.5 °C (45.5 °F).

Climate data for Sušice
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 0.2
(32.4)
1.9
(35.4)
7.4
(45.3)
12.8
(55)
17.9
(64.2)
21.1
(70)
22.8
(73)
22.1
(71.8)
18.5
(65.3)
12.5
(54.5)
5.6
(42.1)
1.9
(35.4)
12.1
(53.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) −2.9
(26.8)
−1.8
(28.8)
2.8
(37)
7.4
(45.3)
12.1
(53.8)
15.5
(59.9)
17.1
(62.8)
16.5
(61.7)
13.1
(55.6)
7.9
(46.2)
2.7
(36.9)
−0.8
(30.6)
7.5
(45.5)
Average low °C (°F) −5.9
(21.4)
−5.4
(22.3)
−1.8
(28.8)
2.0
(35.6)
6.4
(43.5)
9.9
(49.8)
11.5
(52.7)
11.0
(51.8)
7.8
(46)
3.4
(38.1)
−0.2
(31.6)
−3.4
(25.9)
2.9
(37.2)
Precipitation mm (inches) 60
(2.36)
46
(1.81)
51
(2.01)
49
(1.93)
76
(2.99)
83
(3.27)
92
(3.62)
85
(3.35)
64
(2.52)
51
(2.01)
50
(1.97)
66
(2.6)
776
(30.55)
Source: Climate-Data.ORG

International relations[edit]

Twin towns - Sister cities[edit]

Sušice is a member of the Douzelage, a unique town twinning association of 24 towns across the European Union. This active town twinning began in 1991 and there are regular events, such as a produce market from each of the other countries and festivals.[2][3] Discussions regarding membership are also in hand with three further towns (Agros in Cyprus, Škofja Loka in Slovenia, and Tryavna in Bulgaria).

People[edit]

Resources[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967
  2. ^ "Douzelage.org: Home". www.douzelage.org. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  3. ^ "Douzelage.org: Member Towns". www.douzelage.org. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  4. ^ de:Jan Scheinost
  5. ^ de:Daniella Rush
  6. ^ de:Břetislav Pojar