Litohlavy

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Litohlavy
Municipality
Skyline of Litohlavy
Flag of Litohlavy
Flag
Coat of arms of Litohlavy
Coat of arms
Location of Litohlavy within Rokycany District
Location of Litohlavy within Rokycany District
Litohlavy is located in Czech Republic
Litohlavy
Litohlavy
Location of Litohlavy within Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°46′9″N 13°33′48″E / 49.76917°N 13.56333°E / 49.76917; 13.56333Coordinates: 49°46′9″N 13°33′48″E / 49.76917°N 13.56333°E / 49.76917; 13.56333
Country  Czech Republic
Region Plzeň
District Rokycany
Area
 • Total 7.25 km2 (2.80 sq mi)
Elevation 403 m (1,322 ft)
Population (2008-12-31)
 • Total 512
 • Density 71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Postal code 337 01
Website litohlavy.rokycansko.cz

Litohlavy (German: Litochlau, Litohlau) is a village in Western Bohemia, the Czech Republic (Plzeň Region, Rokycany District), 3 km northwest of Rokycany, 403 m. above sea level, on the Osecký potok stream. The stream bisects the settlement into two parts. Southern part of Litohlavy covers lower slopes of Vršíček hill (431 m.) along the road to Rokycany, while older northern section evolved along the roads to Osek and Klabava. Large forested massif of Kokotsko surrounds the village from the west, while the landscape to the east of Litohlavy is largely used for agriculture. The D5 motorway Prague-Plzeň runs south of Litohlavy connecting to local road network at Exit 62 Rokycany. The Vršíček hill to the south of the village has a baroque chapel from the 18th century on its summit.

Demography[edit]

As to ethnicity, Litohlavy was traditionally a Czech settlement. The village's population has had a downward trend during the 20th century.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1890 603 —    
1900 635 +0.52%
1961 602 −0.09%
1970 577 −0.47%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1980 492 −1.58%
1991 457 −0.67%
2001 457 +0.00%
2007 456 −0.04%
Source: [1][2]

History[edit]

Litohlavy was mentioned in 1363. It belonged to the feudal domain of Rokycany from 1498 until 1850. In the 19th century some iron ore mining developed in the territory of Litohlavy, however the village had mostly rural economy.[3] In 1980-1994 the village was under administration of nearby Rokycany.

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