Velvary

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Velvary
Municipality and village
St Catherine church and Town hall
St Catherine church and Town hall
Flag of Velvary
Flag
Coat of arms of Velvary
Coat of arms
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Coordinates: 50°16′47″N 14°14′20″E / 50.27972°N 14.23889°E / 50.27972; 14.23889Coordinates: 50°16′47″N 14°14′20″E / 50.27972°N 14.23889°E / 50.27972; 14.23889
Country  Czech Republic
Region Central Bohemian Region
District Kladno District
Area
 • Total 18.09 km2 (6.98 sq mi)
Elevation 188 m (617 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 2,980
 • Density 160/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Post code 273 24
Website http://www.velvary.cz

Velvary (Czech pronunciation: [ˈvɛlvarɪ]) is a small town in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It is located 25 km northwest of Prague and has a population of 2,936 (2006). The town, first mentioned in 1282, was for centuries an important stop on the way from Prague to Saxony.

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The major sights of the spacious King Vladislav Square include a Baroque plague column (1716-1719), a Baroque town hall (1717) and the Gothic St Catherine church with murals from the 15th century. The Renaissance Prague Gate (1580) is the last preserved of three town gates. There is also a valuable Renaissance St George church (1613 - 1616) with a churchyard.

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