Kamenice nad Lipou

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Kamenice nad Lipou
Kamenice nad Lipou, Vackova str.jpg
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Vysočina
District Pelhřimov
Commune Pelhřimov
Municipality Kamenice nad Lipou
Elevation 563 m (1,847 ft)
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
Area 31.53 km2 (12.17 sq mi)
Population 3,847 (1.1.2014)
Density 122/km2 (316/sq mi)
First mentioned 1267
Mayor Ivan Pfaur
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 394 70
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Kamenice nad Lipou
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.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.