Lanžhot

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Lanžhot
Town square with the Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Town square with the Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Flag of Lanžhot
Coat of arms of Lanžhot
Lanžhot is located in Czech Republic
Lanžhot
Lanžhot
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 48°43′28″N 16°58′0″E / 48.72444°N 16.96667°E / 48.72444; 16.96667Coordinates: 48°43′28″N 16°58′0″E / 48.72444°N 16.96667°E / 48.72444; 16.96667
Country Czech Republic
RegionSouth Moravian
DistrictBřeclav
First mentioned1384
Government
 • MayorLadislav Straka
Area
 • Total54.83 km2 (21.17 sq mi)
Elevation
164 m (538 ft)
Population
 (2022-01-01)[1]
 • Total3,608
 • Density66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
691 51
Websitewww.lanzhot.cz

Lanžhot (German: Landshut) is a town in Břeclav District in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 3,600 inhabitants. It is the southernmost Moravian town.

Etymology[edit]

The original Latin name Lanczhut and the German name Landshut meant "land guard", referring to its location on the border between Austria and Kingdom of Hungary. The Czech name is transcription of the original name.[2]

Geography[edit]

Lanžhot is situated in the Lower Morava Valley. The municipal territory is located on the border with Austria and Slovakia. The eastern border (with Slovakia) is formed by the Morava and the western border (with Austria) is partly formed by the Thaya. Their confluence forms the tripoint of the Czech Republic, Austria and Slovakia. Other notable watercourses in Lanžhot are Kyjovka and Svodnice.

History[edit]

The first written mention of Lanžhot is from 1384.[2]

Transport[edit]

The D2 motorway goes through Lanžhot. There are two road border crossings and one rail border crossing with Slovakia.

Notable people[edit]

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Lanžhot is twinned with:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2022". Czech Statistical Office. 2022-04-29.
  2. ^ a b "Historie Lanžhota" (in Czech). Město Lanžhot. Retrieved 2021-11-24.
  3. ^ "Rabensburg – naše partnerská obec" (in Czech). Město Lanžhot. Retrieved 2021-11-24.

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