Nižbor

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Nižbor
Municipality and village
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Flag of Nižbor
Flag
Coat of arms of Nižbor
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Country  Czech Republic
Region Central Bohemian Region
District Beroun District
Area
 • Total 11.03 sq mi (28.58 km2)
Elevation 771 ft (235 m)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,855
 • Density 170/sq mi (65/km2)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Nižbor is a municipality and village in Beroun District in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic.

A major attraction is the Nižbor glassworks, a Bohemian crystal factory founded in 1903.

History[edit]

Until 1918, NIŽBOR - NISCHBURG (German name only until the end of the 19th century) was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), in the RAKONITZ - RAKOVNÍK district, one of the 94 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Bohemia.[1]

Austrian KK stamp cancelled NISCHBURG in 1877

A post-office was opened in 1869.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967

Coordinates: 50°00′N 14°00′E / 50.000°N 14.000°E / 50.000; 14.000