Doubrava (Aš)

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Doubrava
Village
Doubrava 2008-10-25.jpg
Official name: Doubrava
Country Czech Republic
Region Karlovy Vary
District Cheb
Municipality
Elevation 507 m (1,663 ft)
Coordinates 50°15′38″N 12°14′22″E / 50.26056°N 12.23944°E / 50.26056; 12.23944Coordinates: 50°15′38″N 12°14′22″E / 50.26056°N 12.23944°E / 50.26056; 12.23944
Area 3.83 km2 (1.5 sq mi)
Population 94 (2001)
Density 25/km2 (65/sq mi)
First mentioned 1392
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 35201
Wikimedia Commons: Doubrava (Aš)

Doubrava (German: Grün) is a village in Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic. It is one of the nine districts of the town of . In 2001 the village had a population of 94.

In the village there are a mineral spring, a bus stop, a market and a restaurant.

Geography[edit]

Doubrava lies 6 kilometres northeast from Aš, about 507 meters above sea level. It is surrounded by forests. Through Doubrava flows Bílý Halštrov river.

History[edit]

Doubrava is first mentioned in 1392, as a property of Conrad von Neuberg. At the turn of the 14th and 15th century Doubrava was bought by the Zedtwitz.

Mineral springs in Doubrava has very similar composition like those in neighboring German town of Bad Elster. But they are not used for medical purposes yet. Town of Aš plans change in future and revitalise this village.

Progress of population of Doubrava[1]
Year 1850 1930 1947 1961 1970 2001
Population 637 808 289 180 140 94

Landmarks[edit]

  • Chateau Doubrava from 17th century,
  • Tomb of Zedtwitz,
  • Wooden cemetery morgue.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Progress of population of Doubrava between 1850 and 2001, according to: Obce Ašska v proměnách času, Kolektiv autorů, MÚ Aš (2005)