Benátky nad Jizerou

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Benátky nad Jizerou
Town
Jan Hus Square
Jan Hus Square
Flag of Benátky nad Jizerou
Flag
Coat of arms of Benátky nad Jizerou
Coat of arms
Benátky nad Jizerou is located in Czech Republic
Benátky nad Jizerou
Benátky nad Jizerou
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°17′22″N 14°49′52″E / 50.28944°N 14.83111°E / 50.28944; 14.83111Coordinates: 50°17′22″N 14°49′52″E / 50.28944°N 14.83111°E / 50.28944; 14.83111
Country Czech Republic
RegionCentral Bohemian
DistrictMladá Boleslav
First mentioned1259
Government
 • MayorKarel Bendl (ODS)
Area
 • Total35.46 km2 (13.69 sq mi)
Elevation
225 m (738 ft)
Population
 (2020-01-01[1])
 • Total7,459
 • Density210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
294 71, 294 72
Websitewww.benatky.cz

Benátky nad Jizerou (Czech pronunciation: [ˈbɛnaːtkɪ ˈnad jɪzɛrou]; German: Benatek) is a town on the Jizera River in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic, between Stará Boleslav and Mladá Boleslav. It has about 7,500 inhabitants.

Benátky Castle[edit]

Benátky Castle

The town was the site of a castle and observatory built by astronomer Tycho Brahe. Johann von Klenau, the Habsburg general, was born at the castle in 1758. His old Bohemian family owned the castle at the time.[2] Later it was owned by the counts Thun und Hohenstein.

Notable people[edit]

The Benda brothers were born here. They were to later find fame as composers and performers in Germany where many of their descendants also became successful musicians.

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Benátky nad Jizerou is twinned with:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2020". Czech Statistical Office. 2020-04-30.
  2. ^ (in German) Friedrich Bernau. Studien und Materialien zur Specialgeschichte und Heimatskunde des deutschen Sprachgebiets in Böhmen und Mähren. Prague: J.G. Calve, 1903, pp. 7–8, 151–165, 601. Other sources date the Klenau family to the early twelfth century. See (in German) Norbert (or Enoch) Heermann, Johann Matthäus Klimesch, and Václav Březan. Norbert Heermann's Rosenberg'sche chronik. Prag, Köngl. Böhmische gesellschaft der wissenschaften, 1897, p. 102.
  3. ^ "Partnerská města". benatky.cz (in Czech). Město Benátky nad Jizerou. Retrieved 2020-08-06.

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