Lázně Kynžvart

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Lázně Kynžvart
Town
Saint Margaret church in centre of the town
Saint Margaret church in centre of the town
Flag of Lázně Kynžvart
Flag
Coat of arms of Lázně Kynžvart
Coat of arms
Lázně Kynžvart is located in Czech Republic
Lázně Kynžvart
Lázně Kynžvart
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°0′39″N 12°37′29″E / 50.01083°N 12.62472°E / 50.01083; 12.62472Coordinates: 50°0′39″N 12°37′29″E / 50.01083°N 12.62472°E / 50.01083; 12.62472
Country Czech Republic
RegionKarlovy Vary
DistrictCheb
First mentioned972
Government
 • MayorJindřich Zíval
Area
 • Total32.58 km2 (12.58 sq mi)
Elevation
673 m (2,208 ft)
Population
 (2020-01-01[1])
 • Total1,439
 • Density44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
354 91
Websitewww.laznekynzvart.cz

Lázně Kynžvart (German: Bad Königswart, Königswart, Königswarte) is a spa town in Cheb District, Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic. It has a population of about 1,400. It is located near a château of the same name (Kynžvart Castle).

The Jewish Königswarter family originate in the town.

Kynžvart is famous for its sanatorium, which is designed for children ages 2 to 15 with nonspecific respiratory disorders.

History[edit]

The earliest record of the town appeared in the 16th century. The Metternich family founded the town.[2]

In 1822, Prince Richard Metternich built a spa and six springs around the area. The area shortly became more popular after the spa was built. Eventually, people and moved into the town and elected mayors. In 1872, a railway was built. In 1908, it was legally recognized as an official town.[2]

During the Whooping Cough Epidemic, children were treated in the town.[2]

Population development[edit]

Pre-1945[edit]

Year Population Notes
1785 Unknown 177 houses[3]
1830 1540 218 houses[4]
1847 1669 In 209 houses, including 24 houses inhabited by 46 Israelite families[5]
1900 2039 [6]
1921 1861 1752 German residents
1930 1858 [7]
1939 1771 [7]

After 1945[edit]

Year Population
1970 1368
1980 1468
1991 1655
2001 1620
2003 1647

Coat of arms[edit]

The coat of arms of Lázně Kynžvart consists of roaring lion in front of red and white shield.[8]

Notable people[edit]

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Lázně Kynžvart is twinned with:[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2020". Czech Statistical Office. 2020-04-30.
  2. ^ a b c "Historie léčebných lázní - Léčebné lázně Lázně Kynžvart". www.lazne-kynzvart.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 2020-07-16.
  3. ^ Schaller, Jaroslaus (1788). Topography of the Kingdom of Bohemia. Prague. pp. 185, 186.
  4. ^ Praze, Národní muzeum v (1831). Jahrbücher des böhmischen Museums für Natur-und Länderkunde, Geschichte, Kunst und Literatur (in German).
  5. ^ Sommer, Johann Gottfried (1847). Das Königreich Böhmen: bd. Elbogner kreis. 1847 (in German). J.G. Calve.
  6. ^ Zeno. "Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon. meyers-1905-011-0393". www.zeno.org (in German). Retrieved 2020-07-16.
  7. ^ a b https://treemagic.org/rademacher/www.verwaltungsgeschichte.de/sud_marienbad.html#ew39mbadkoenigswart
  8. ^ "Znak a pečetě - Znak a pečetě - Oficiální stránky města Lázně Kynžvart". www.laznekynzvart.cz. Retrieved 2020-07-16.
  9. ^ "Partnerská města". laznekynzvart.cz (in Czech). Město Lázně Kynžvart. Retrieved 2020-07-23.

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