Kamenice nad Lipou

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Kamenice nad Lipou
Town
Kamenice nad Lipou, Vackova str.jpg
Flag of Kamenice nad Lipou
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Coat of arms of Kamenice nad Lipou
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Kamenice nad Lipou is located in Czech Republic
Kamenice nad Lipou
Kamenice nad Lipou
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°18′07″N 15°4′39″E / 49.30194°N 15.07750°E / 49.30194; 15.07750Coordinates: 49°18′07″N 15°4′39″E / 49.30194°N 15.07750°E / 49.30194; 15.07750
CountryCzech Republic
RegionVysočina
DistrictPelhřimov
MunicipalityKamenice nad Lipou
First mentioned1267
Government
 • MayorIvan Pfaur
Area
 • Total31.53 km2 (12.17 sq mi)
Elevation
563 m (1,847 ft)
Population
(1.1.2014)
 • Total3,847
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
394 70
Websitewww.kamenicenl.cz

Kamenice nad Lipou (Czech pronunciation: [ˈkamɛɲɪtsɛ ˈnadlɪpou̯]) is a small town situated in the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands between Pelhřimov and Jindřichův Hradec. Its most important sight is a castle. It took part of its name after an ancient lime tree that still grows in the garden adjacent to the castle ("nad lipou" means "above a lime tree"). The tree is believed to be 700–900 years old. Kamenice nad Lipou is a birthplace of the Czech 19th-century composer Vítězslav Novák. A famous Jindřichův Hradec to Obrataň narrow gauge railway runs through the town.

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