Lipno nad Vltavou

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Lipno nad Vltavou
Lipno nad Vltavou on the shore of the Lipno Reservoir
Lipno nad Vltavou on the shore of the Lipno Reservoir
Flag of Lipno nad Vltavou
Coat of arms of Lipno nad Vltavou
Lipno nad Vltavou is located in Czech Republic
Lipno nad Vltavou
Lipno nad Vltavou
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 48°38′22″N 14°13′46″E / 48.63944°N 14.22944°E / 48.63944; 14.22944Coordinates: 48°38′22″N 14°13′46″E / 48.63944°N 14.22944°E / 48.63944; 14.22944
Country Czech Republic
RegionSouth Bohemian
DistrictČeský Krumlov
First mentioned1530
Area
 • Total19.48 km2 (7.52 sq mi)
Elevation
776 m (2,546 ft)
Population
 (2021-01-01)[1]
 • Total656
 • Density34/km2 (87/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
382 78
Websitewww.lipnonadvltavou.cz

Lipno nad Vltavou (German: Lippen) is a municipality and village in Český Krumlov District in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 700 inhabitants. It is a popular summer resort.

Administrative parts[edit]

The village of Slupečná is an administrative part of Lipno nad Vltavou.

Geography[edit]

Lipno nad Vltavou is located on the Vltava river on the shore of the Lipno Reservoir, which was named after the village. The highest point of the municipal territory is Kaliště with an altitude of 993 metres (3,258 ft).

History[edit]

The first written mention of Lipno nad Vltavou is from 1530. It was originally a small lumbering settlement belonging to the Vyšší Brod estate. During the construction of the Lipno Reservoir between 1952 and 1959, the settlement was flooded and a new resort was built instead.[2]

Economy[edit]

Lipno Hydroelectric Power Station

Thanks to its location by the Lipno Reservoir, Lipno nad Vltavou is one of the most popular tourist and recreational places in the country.[2] Lipno Reservoir is used for recreation, water sports, and fish-farming. The Lipno Hydroelectric Power Station has been in operation since 1959 and has nameplate capacity 2x60 MW.[3]

Sport[edit]

Lipno nad Vltavou hosted the 1967 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2021". Czech Statistical Office. 2021-04-30.
  2. ^ a b "O obci" (in Czech). Obec Lipno nad Vltavou. Retrieved 2021-09-05.
  3. ^ "The Lipno Hydroelectric Power Station". ČEZ Group. Retrieved 2021-09-05.

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