|Region||Ústí nad Labem|
|Elevation||280 m (919 ft)|
|Area||39.85 km2 (15.39 sq mi)|
|Density||48/km2 (124/sq mi)|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||435 43|
Location in Most District
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Horní Jiřetín (Czech pronunciation: [ˈɦorɲiː jɪr̝ɛciːn]; German: Obergeorgenthal) is a Czech town with 2 183 inhabitants in Most District, in the Ústí nad Labem Region in the foothills of the Ore Mountains on the border with Germany.
The first documented reference to this municipality is from 1263 when the village Jorenthal is mentioned as being on the road to Saxony. At the time, the village was mainly governed by the Duchcov-based Lobkowicz family. In the 16th century, iron ore was discovered nearby at Červená Jáma. At the end of the 17th century, the village was hit by the bubonic plague and at the end of the 18th, it suffered from a steep financial decline due to war.
In 2015, the nearby ČSA surface mining operation requested breaking the mining limits imposed on them. This would lead to the demolition of various towns in the region, including Horní Jiřetín.
- Walter Womacka (1925 – 2010), artist
- Vladimír Buřt (b. 1964), ecologist
- Franz Joseph Glæser (b. 1798), composer
- Černice (Tschernitz )
- Dolní Jiřetín (Niedergeorgenthal )
- Horní Jiřetín (Obergeorgenthal )
- Jezeří (Eisenberg )
- Mariánské Údolí (Marienthal )
Twin towns — Sister cities
Horní Jiřetín is twinned with:
- Battenberg, Hesse, Germany
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