Loštice

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Loštice
Town
Loštice
Loštice
Flag of Loštice
Flag
Coat of arms of Loštice
Coat of arms
Loštice is located in Czech Republic
Loštice
Loštice
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°44′33″N 16°55′40″E / 49.74250°N 16.92778°E / 49.74250; 16.92778Coordinates: 49°44′33″N 16°55′40″E / 49.74250°N 16.92778°E / 49.74250; 16.92778
CountryCzech Republic
RegionOlomouc
DistrictŠumperk
First mentioned1078
Government
 • MayorŠárka Havelková Seifertová
Area
 • Total11.99 km2 (4.63 sq mi)
Elevation
258 m (846 ft)
Population
(2006-10-02)
 • Total3,065
 • Density260/km2 (660/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
789 83
Websitewww.mu-lostice.cz

Loštice (Czech pronunciation: [ˈloʃcɪtsɛ], German: Loschitz) is a town in the Olomouc Region of the Czech Republic. It has around 3,100 inhabitants.

Village Žádlovice is an administrative part of Loštice.

Loštice's well known product is traditional cheese, called tvarůžek, or syreček.

In 1854 Fanny Neuda wrote the first Jewish prayer book known to have been written by a woman for women, called Hours of Devotion; it was translated into English and published in the United States 12 years later.[1] In 2015 a plaque honoring her was unveiled in Loštice, where she lived while her husband Abraham Neuda was a rabbi there.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Czech author of first women's prayer book commemorated | Jewish Telegraphic Agency". Jta.org. September 4, 2015. Retrieved 2015-09-04.

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