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Knoviz CZ from S116.jpg
Knovíz as seen from south,
in foreground R7 expressway
Coat of arms
Name origin: from personal name: Knovid's [property]
Country Czech Republic
Region Central Bohemian
District Kladno
Commune Slaný
River Knovízský potok
Elevation 228 m (748 ft)
Coordinates 50°12′43″N 14°08′14″E / 50.21194°N 14.13722°E / 50.21194; 14.13722Coordinates: 50°12′43″N 14°08′14″E / 50.21194°N 14.13722°E / 50.21194; 14.13722
Area 4.23 km2 (1.63 sq mi)
Population 515 (2006)
Density 122/km2 (316/sq mi)
First mention 1088
Mayor Jindřich Hnilička
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 274 01
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Knovíz

Knovíz (Czech pronunciation: [ˈknoviːs]) is a village and municipality in Kladno District in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It is located about 25 km northwest of Prague and 4 km southeast from Slaný. The municipality covers an area of 4.23 km² and as of 2006 it had a population of 515. Knovíz culture, an archeological culture of late Bronze Age is named after this site. Since early 1990s Czech filmmaker Jan Švankmajer creates his surrealist animated works in a former cinema in the village.



  • This article was initially translated from the Czech Wikipedia.