Lobendava

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Lobendava
Municipality
Church of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary
Church of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary
Flag of Lobendava
Flag
Coat of arms of Lobendava
Coat of arms
Lobendava is located in Czech Republic
Lobendava
Lobendava
Coordinates: 51°1′10″N 14°18′55″E / 51.01944°N 14.31528°E / 51.01944; 14.31528Coordinates: 51°1′10″N 14°18′55″E / 51.01944°N 14.31528°E / 51.01944; 14.31528
Country Czech Republic
RegionÚstí nad Labem
DistrictDěčín
Area
 • Total19.54 km2 (7.54 sq mi)
Elevation
344 m (1,129 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total376
 • Density19/km2 (50/sq mi)
Postal code
407 84
Websitehttp://www.obeclobendava.cz

Lobendava (German: Lobendau) is a village and municipality (obec) in Děčín District in the Ústí nad Labem Region of the Czech Republic. The municipality covers an area of 19.54 square kilometres (7.54 sq mi), and has a population of 334 (as at 2 October 2006).

Northernmost point of the Czech Republic

Lobendava lies in the Lusatian Highlands, approximately 30 kilometres (19 mi) north of Děčín, 45 km (28 mi) north-east of Ústí nad Labem, and 104 km (65 mi) north of Prague. Located in the Šluknov Hook area close to the border with Neustadt in Sachsen in Germany, it is the state's northernmost municipality since the demolition of nearby Fukov (in the present-day Šluknov municipal area) in 1960.

The Bohemian village on the historic Imperial route from Prague to Dresden was first mentioned in a 1449 deed. Since the adjacent region of the Margraviate of Meissen had merged into the Electorate of Saxony, it was the site of a road border crossing, which was finally closed in 1945. The Hohwald forest north of the Severní (Hilgersdorf) hamlet comprises the northernmost point of the Czech Republic at 51°3′20″N 14°18′58″E / 51.05556°N 14.31611°E / 51.05556; 14.31611. From 1804 it was also the northernmost point of the Austrian Empire, stretching down to the Prevlaka peninsula (in present-day Croatia) in the south.

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