Nehvizdy

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Nehvizdy
Market town
Nehvizdy - kostel.jpg
St Wenceslas church and bell tower
Coat of arms
Name origin: not-whistlers
Country Czech Republic
Region Central Bohemian
District Prague-East
Commune Brandýs nad Labem
Elevation 240 m (787 ft)
Coordinates 50°07′50″N 14°43′48″E / 50.13056°N 14.73000°E / 50.13056; 14.73000Coordinates: 50°07′50″N 14°43′48″E / 50.13056°N 14.73000°E / 50.13056; 14.73000
Area 9.83 km2 (3.80 sq mi)
Population 2,875 (2017)
Density 292/km2 (756/sq mi)
First mentioned 1352
Mayor Vladimír Nekolný
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 250 81
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Nehvizdy
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.nehvizdy.cz

Nehvizdy (Czech pronunciation: [ˈnɛɦvɪzdɪ]) (German: Newest[1]) 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.[2]

History[edit]

Gabčík and Kubiš Memorial

First written mention of Nehvizdy (regarding local parish) dates back to 1352.[3]

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.

Population[edit]

In time of the 2001 census.[4] 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
Population
1869 1900 1930 1970 2001 2006 2011
862 793 1,130 900 848 1,308 1,957

Sights[edit]

Main landmark of the town is a Gothic church of St. Wenceslas from late 13th century with adjacent belfry from 16th century.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-12-07. Retrieved 2013-11-13. 
  2. ^ Veřejná databáze ČSÚ - Vybrané statistické údaje za obec
  3. ^ Profous, Antonín (1951). Místní jména v Čechách. III. Praha. p. 193. 1352 Nezuizd 
  4. ^ Sčítání lidu, domů a bytů 2001

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