Ledeč nad Sázavou

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Ledeč nad Sázavou
Town
Ledeč nad Sázavou Castle
Ledeč nad Sázavou Castle
Flag of Ledeč nad Sázavou
Flag
Coat of arms of Ledeč nad Sázavou
Coat of arms
Ledeč nad Sázavou is located in Czech Republic
Ledeč nad Sázavou
Ledeč nad Sázavou
Location of Ledeč nad Sázavou in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°41′45″N 15°16′30″E / 49.69583°N 15.27500°E / 49.69583; 15.27500Coordinates: 49°41′45″N 15°16′30″E / 49.69583°N 15.27500°E / 49.69583; 15.27500
CountryCzech Republic
RegionVysočina
DistrictHavlíčkův Brod
MunicipalityLedeč nad Sázavou
Area
 • Total22.25 km2 (8.59 sq mi)
Elevation
353 m (1,158 ft)
Population
(2014-01-01)
 • Total5,429
 • Density240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Postal code
584 01
Websitewww.ledecns.cz

Ledeč nad Sázavou (Czech pronunciation: [ˈlɛdɛtʃ ˈnatsaːzavou̯]) is a town in the Vysočina Region, Czech Republic. It is located at around 49°41′45″N 15°16′30″E / 49.69583°N 15.27500°E / 49.69583; 15.27500. The Sázava River flows through the town.

History[edit]

Until 1918, the town was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), in the district of the same name, in Bohemia.[1]

A post-office was opened in 1852 (named Ledetsch).[2]

Gustav Mahler's mother, Marie Hermann, was born in Ledec on 2 March 1837. On 18 March 1857 she married his father Bernhard Mahler in Ledec.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967
  2. ^ Handbook of Austria and Lombardy-Venetia Cancellations on the Postage Stamp Issues 1850-1864, by Edwin MUELLER, 1961.

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