St Wenceslas church and bell tower
|Name origin: not-whistlers|
|Commune||Brandýs nad Labem|
|Elevation||240 m (787 ft)|
|Area||9.83 km2 (3.80 sq mi)|
|Density||292/km2 (756/sq mi)|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||250 81|
|Wikimedia Commons: Nehvizdy|
Nehvizdy (Czech pronunciation: [ˈnɛɦvɪzdɪ]) (German: Newest) is a market town in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It is located in a flat agricultural landscape about 22 km east of Prague on road connecting the capital city with Poděbrady and Hradec Králové (nowadays the D11 motorway runs just south of the town parallel to the old road, the closest interchange being Jirny some 2 km to the southwest). The population as of December 31, 2007 was 1,461.
On December 29, 1941 Czechoslovak paratroopers Gabčík and Kubiš sent by exile government in London to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich were inserted near Nehvizdy (they overflew predesignated target area near Pilsen by more than hundred kilometres due to navigational error of their plane crew). The soldiers hid themselves in a nearby abandoned quarry and with help of several local citizens were able to join their collaborators and later fulfill the mission. Today a small monument in centre of the town commemorates this event.
In time of the 2001 census. the population was 848, almost exclusively of Czechs ethnicity. 68% of population was without religion, 16% belonged to Roman Catholic Church, 3% to other religious groups, 13% gave no response. While the population was quite steady in recent decades, the town has experienced significant growth since the previously mentioned census, especially due to proximity and good accessibility of the capital city.
|Nehvizdy between 1869 and 2007|
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-12-07. Retrieved 2013-11-13.
- Veřejná databáze ČSÚ - Vybrané statistické údaje za obec
- Profous, Antonín (1951). Místní jména v Čechách. III. Praha. p. 193.
- Sčítání lidu, domů a bytů 2001
- Official website of the market town (in Czech)
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