Volary

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Coordinates: 48°54′32″N 13°53′12″E / 48.90889°N 13.88667°E / 48.90889; 13.88667
Volary
Town
Feuerwehrhaus Volary.JPG
Flag
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region South Bohemian
District Prachatice
Little District Prachatice
Elevation 760 m (2,493 ft)
Coordinates 48°54′32″N 13°53′12″E / 48.90889°N 13.88667°E / 48.90889; 13.88667
Area 107.63 km2 (41.56 sq mi)
Population 4,083 (2005)
Density 38 / km2 (98 / sq mi)
Mayor Martina Pospíšilová (HNHRM)
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 384 51
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Volary
Website: www.mestovolary.cz

Volary (Czech pronunciation: [ˈvolarɪ]; German: Wallern) is a town in South Bohemian Region, Czech Republic. It is located at around 48°54′32″N 13°53′12″E / 48.90889°N 13.88667°E / 48.90889; 13.88667, in the Šumava Mountains, close to the border with Germany. In 1946 the German population of the town was expelled and deported by Czech forces on the grounds of the Beneš decrees.

St Catherine's church in Volary

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