Knovíz as seen from south,
in foreground R7 expressway
|Name origin: from personal name: Knovid's [property]|
|Elevation||228 m (748 ft)|
|Area||4.23 km2 (1.63 sq mi)|
|Density||122 / km2 (316 / sq mi)|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||274 01|
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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.
So called Hus's Pulpit, a picturesque sandstone formation above village
Thoroughfare in centre of Knovíz, the building in the right houses Jan Švankmajer's studio
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