Český Šternberk

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Český Šternberk
Market town
CeskySternberknamesti.jpg
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Central Bohemian
District Benešov
Commune Benešov
Elevation 310 m (1,017 ft)
Coordinates 49°48′40″N 14°55′49″E / 49.81111°N 14.93028°E / 49.81111; 14.93028Coordinates: 49°48′40″N 14°55′49″E / 49.81111°N 14.93028°E / 49.81111; 14.93028
Area 5.4661 km2 (2.1105 sq mi)
Population 150
Density 27/km2 (70/sq mi)
Founded 13th century
Mayor Jan Filip
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 257 26
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Český Šternberk
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.ceskysternberk.cz/

Český Šternberk (German: Böhmisch Sternberg) is a market town in the Czech Republic. Český Šternberk Castle rests on the cliffs high above the town.

History[edit]

The village was founded during the 13th century around Český Šternberk Castle. Along with the castle, the village expanded to its present form in 1901 and it became linked by railway. Many tourists began arriving to visit its castle.

Geography[edit]

The village is situated 310 m above sea level at the bend of the Sázava River. Neighboring communities are Čeřenice to the north, Malovidy, Zalíbená and Otryby to the east, Čejkovice and Soběšín to the southeast, Radonice to the south and Šternov and Drahňovice to the northwest.

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