Nepomuk

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Nepomuk
Town
Town hall on the town square
Town hall on the town square
Flag of Nepomuk
Flag
Coat of arms of Nepomuk
Coat of arms
Nepomuk is located in Czech Republic
Nepomuk
Nepomuk
Coordinates: 49°29′11″N 13°34′56″E / 49.48639°N 13.58222°E / 49.48639; 13.58222Coordinates: 49°29′11″N 13°34′56″E / 49.48639°N 13.58222°E / 49.48639; 13.58222
Country Czech Republic
RegionPlzeň
DistrictPlzeň-South
Area
 • Total12.78 km2 (4.93 sq mi)
Elevation
449 m (1,473 ft)
Population
 (2019-01-01[1])
 • Total3,732
 • Density290/km2 (760/sq mi)
Postal code
304 03, 335 03
Websitehttp://www.nepomuk.cz

Nepomuk (Czech pronunciation: [ˈnɛpomuk]; German: Pomuk) is a town in the Plzeň Region of the Czech Republic. It is known as the birthplace of Saint John of Nepomuk (also called St. John Nepomucene or Juan Nepomuceno) who was born here in around 1340 and whose statue can be seen on the town square.

Geography[edit]

Nepomuk lies on the Mihovka River, some 30 km (19 mi) to the south-southwest of the regional capital of Pilsen.

History[edit]

The village of Pomuk was mentioned for the first time in 1144 when a new Cistercian monastery was built nearby. The monastery was destroyed by Hussite army in 1420 and now there is the village Klášter. In 1384 Pomuk was merged with neighbouring Přesanice and renamed as Nepomuk which was granted a town status in 1413.

The Zelená Hora Castle lies to the north of the town.

Administration[edit]

Nepomuk is also the seat of the Municipality with Extended Competence and Municipality with Commissioned Local Authority within the same borders.

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Nepomuk is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population of municipalities of the Czech republic". Czech Statistical Office. Retrieved 2019-04-30.