Horní Břečkov

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Horní Břečkov
Municipality
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Horní Břečkov is located in Czech Republic
Horní Břečkov
Horní Břečkov
Coordinates: 48°53′23″N 15°53′57″E / 48.88972°N 15.89917°E / 48.88972; 15.89917Coordinates: 48°53′23″N 15°53′57″E / 48.88972°N 15.89917°E / 48.88972; 15.89917
Country  Czech Republic
Region South Moravian
District Znojmo
Area
 • Total 21.11 km2 (8.15 sq mi)
Elevation 405 m (1,329 ft)
Population (1.1.2012)
 • Total 283
 • Density 13/km2 (35/sq mi)
Postal code 671 02
Website http://hornibreckov.cz

Horní Břečkov (German: Oberfröschau) is a village and municipality (obec) in Znojmo District in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic. It is located approximately 11 kilometres (7 mi) north-west of Znojmo, 63 km (39 mi) south-west of Brno, and 171 km (106 mi) south-east of Prague. The municipality covers an area of 21.11 square kilometres (8.15 sq mi), and has a population of 266 (as at 28 August 2006).

The village is situated on the southern rim of the historic Moravia region, close to the national Podyjí National Park stretching along the Thaya river and the border with Austria. A bridge across the river links the village of Čížov with the town of Hardegg in Lower Austria.

The settlement was first mentioned in a 1323 deed of donation issued by King John of Bohemia at Prague Castle. It had to be re-established after the devastations during the Thirty Years' War, documented as Frischau, a possession held by the Lords of Vranov, in 1671. Allocated to the newly established Czechoslovak Republic in 1919, it was incorporated into the German Reichsgau Niederdonau upon the 1938 Munich Agreement. After World War II, the German-speaking population was expelled.

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