Vranov nad Dyjí

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Coordinates: 48°53′41″N 15°48′45″E / 48.89472°N 15.81250°E / 48.89472; 15.81250
Vranov nad Dyjí
Market Town
Frain(Vranov).jpg
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region South Moravia
District Znojmo
Little District Znojmo
River Dyje
Elevation 312 m (1,024 ft)
Coordinates 48°53′41″N 15°48′45″E / 48.89472°N 15.81250°E / 48.89472; 15.81250
Area 13.44 km2 (5.19 sq mi)
Population 860 (As of 1.1.2012)
Density 64 / km2 (166 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1100
Mayor Lubomír Vedra
Postal code 671 03
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Vranov nad Dyjí
Website: Městys Vranov nad Dyjí

Vranov nad Dyjí (German: Frain) is a market town in the Czech Republic with 888 inhabitants. It lies on the Dyje (Thaya) river in the South Moravia Region 3 km north of the Austrian border close to Hardegg and 22 km from the historical city of Znojmo.

History[edit]

While there exists a written record about a castle at Vranov location dated in 1100, the nearby settlement was first mentioned as a village as late as in 1323. The Lichtenburg noble family took control of the castle and town during the 15th century, followed by the Althann nobles. Between 1790–1882 the town had a manufactory for earthenware; after 1820 the manufactory began producing ceramic based on the methods of Josiah Wedgwood.

Vranov nad Dyjí