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Market Town
Křivoklát Castle
Flag of Křivoklát
Coat of arms of Křivoklát
Coat of arms
Křivoklát is located in Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°2′13″N 13°52′43″E / 50.03694°N 13.87861°E / 50.03694; 13.87861Coordinates: 50°2′13″N 13°52′43″E / 50.03694°N 13.87861°E / 50.03694; 13.87861
CountryCzech Republic
RegionCentral Bohemian
Little DistrictRakovník
First mentioned1110
 • MayorPavla Hůlová
 • Total6.42 km2 (2.48 sq mi)
250 m (820 ft)
 (As of 2006)
 • Total678
 • Density110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Postal code
270 23

Křivoklát is a market town in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It is also the place where the medieval Křivoklát Castle is located. The market town is a popular tourist destination today and also is the seat of the Křivoklátsko Landscape Protected Area (Czech: Chráněná krajinná oblast Křivoklátsko).


The castle was founded during the 12th century. Between the 14th and 15th centuries, the first cottages appeared below the castle and the hamlet became known as Budy. Nearby hamlet Čamrdoves grew up, and during the 17th and 18th centuries they became one village. In 1886 the hamlets Budy, Amalín, Čamrdoves, and Častonice created one single administrative unit, the village of Křivoklát. A post-office was opened in 1851 under the German name PÜRGLITZ.[1] Until 1918, the village was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), in the RAKONITZ - RAKOVNIK district, one of the 94 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Bohemia.[2]

Austrian KK stamp bilingual cancelled PÜRGLITZ-KŘIVOKLÁT in 1894


  1. ^ Handbook of Austria and Lombardy-Venetia Cancellations on the Postage Stamp Issues 1850-1864, by Edwin MUELLER, 1961
  2. ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967

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