Česká Kamenice

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Česká Kamenice
Town
Town square
Town square
Flag of Česká Kamenice
Flag
Coat of arms of Česká Kamenice
Coat of arms
Česká Kamenice is located in Czech Republic
Česká Kamenice
Česká Kamenice
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°47′N 14°17′E / 50.783°N 14.283°E / 50.783; 14.283Coordinates: 50°47′N 14°17′E / 50.783°N 14.283°E / 50.783; 14.283
CountryCzech Republic
RegionÚstí nad Labem
DistrictDěčín
MunicipalityČeská Kamenice
Government
 • MayorJan Papajanovský
Area
 • Total38.76 km2 (14.97 sq mi)
Elevation
301 m (988 ft)
Population
 (2019-01-01[1])
 • Total5,247
 • Density140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
407 21
Websitewww.ceska-kamenice.cz

Česká Kamenice (Czech pronunciation: [ˈtʃɛskaː ˈkamɛɲɪtsɛ]; German: Böhmisch Kamnitz) is a town in Ústí nad Labem Region of the Czech Republic. It has around 5,000 inhabitants.

Following villages are administrative parts of Česká Kamenice: Pekelský Důl, Dolní Kamenice, Filipov, Huníkov, Horní Kamenice, Kamenická Nová Víska, Kerhartice and Líska.

Česká Kamenice became the Historical Town of the Year 2005.

The Town's Connection With Antonín Dvořák[edit]

Antonín Dvořák took further organ and music-theory lessons at Česká Kamenice with Franz Hanke.

Concentration Camp[edit]

In spring 1944, the Rabstein sub-camp of Flossenbürg was created here, with a capacity of 600 prisoners. At the end of the war, 1,500 inmates were incarcerated in the camp. The camp provided workers for the nearby underground aircraft factory in the town of Janská, 3 km west of Česká Kamenice. The number of inmate deaths is not known due to the destruction of all camp documentation. The foundations of camp buildings remain visible, along with a memorial and historical overview.[2]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population of municipalities of the Czech republic". Czech Statistical Office. Retrieved 2019-04-30.
  2. ^ http://www.cztour.cz/rabstejn/eng/

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