Třeboň

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Coordinates: 49°00′13″N 14°46′14″E / 49.00361°N 14.77056°E / 49.00361; 14.77056
Třeboň
Town
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Třeboň - Masaryk's square
Flag
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region South Bohemian
District Jindřichův Hradec
Commune Třeboň
Elevation 434 m (1,424 ft)
Coordinates 49°00′13″N 14°46′14″E / 49.00361°N 14.77056°E / 49.00361; 14.77056
Area 98.33 km2 (37.97 sq mi)
Population 8,839 (2005)
Density 90 / km2 (233 / sq mi)
Founded 12th century
Mayor Jiří Houdek (KDU-ČSL)
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 379 01
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Třeboň
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.mesto-trebon.cz

Třeboň (Czech pronunciation: [ˈtr̝̊ɛboɲ]; German: Wittingau) is a historical town in South Bohemian Region of Czech Republic. The population stands at 8,862 (2004).

History[edit]

Remains of old town fortification

Třeboň was established around the middle of the 12th century. In 1366, the House of Rožmberk became owner of the estate. The period of greatest growth for the town dates to the second half of the 15th century when Petr IV of Rožmberk (1462–1523) seriously began to take care of the land. The district became famous as a fish pond farming area. From 1611 the Houses of Habsburg and Schwarzenberg were owners of the town and the estate.

Until 1918, TŘEBOŇ - WITTINGAU (WITTINGAU until the end of the 19th century) was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), in the district with the same name, one of the 94 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Bohemia.[1]

In the 19th and 20th centuries the city's importance decreased.

Masaryk Square
Fortification near the Svět pond
Christmas tree in Třeboň

Třeboň today[edit]

Třeboň is a tourist destination, and this is the area's major economic activity, along with agriculture, spa industry, and other services. The TV series The Territory of White Deer was filmed in Třeboň.

The State Regional Archive for South Bohemia is based here, where genealogical studies about people born in the South Bohemian Region may be conducted, for example. Digital images of Parish registers and other genealogical records from the Archive have been placed on the internet. This data can be viewed at http://digi.ceskearchivy.cz/index_main.php?lang=en.

The International Festival of Animated Films Anifest, was held in Třeboň each May between 2002-2010; after that, Anifilm took its place.[2]

Famous people[edit]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Třeboň is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967
  2. ^ http://kultura.idnes.cz/festival-anifest-a-novy-anifilm-se-perou-proc-vlastne-pd5-/filmvideo.aspx?c=A100421_193953_filmvideo_jaz

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