Nebesa, Aš

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Nebesa
Village
Nebesa 08-06-14 kaple Panny Marie.JPG
Official name: Nebesa
Country Czech Republic
Region Karlovy Vary
District Cheb
Municipality
Coordinates 50°11′49″N 12°13′43″E / 50.19694°N 12.22861°E / 50.19694; 12.22861Coordinates: 50°11′49″N 12°13′43″E / 50.19694°N 12.22861°E / 50.19694; 12.22861
Area 5.84 km2 (2.3 sq mi)
Population 13 (2001)
Density 2/km2 (5/sq mi)
First mentioned 1598
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 35201
Wikimedia Commons: Nebesa (Aš)

Nebesa (German: Himmelreich, formerly Egrisch Reuth) is a small village in Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic. It is one of the nine town districts of . In 2001 the village had a population of 13.

In the village there is a chapel of Virgin Mary, a restaurant and bus stop.

Geography[edit]

Nebesa lies 3 kilometres southeast from Aš, on extensive area, but mostly covered by forests.

History[edit]

Nebesa is first mentioned in 1315. During the Seven Years' War an entrenchment was built here by Austrian marshal Macquir. On May 8, 1759 a battle was fought here between armies of Austrian marshal Macquir and Prussian general von Finck.

Progress of population of Nebesa[1]
Year 1850 1930 1947 1961 1970 2001
Population 104 152 72 58 30 13

The name of the village[edit]

In Czech, Nebesa means heaven. The German name, Himmelreich, has a similar meaning: himmel means heaven and reich means empire.

Landmarks[edit]

  • Catholic chapel of Virgin Mary from 1907
  • iron crucifix from 1862.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Progress of population of Nebesa between 1850 and 2001, according to: Obce Ašska v proměnách času, Kolektiv autorů, MÚ Aš (2005)