Nová Ves nad Popelkou

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Nová Ves nad Popelkou

Village
Municipality and village
View of the village, Tábor hill in the background
View of the village, Tábor hill in the background
Flag of Nová Ves nad Popelkou
Flag
Coat of arms of Nová Ves nad Popelkou
Coat of arms
Nová Ves nad Popelkou is located in Czech Republic
Nová Ves nad Popelkou
Nová Ves nad Popelkou
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°31′N 15°25′E / 50.517°N 15.417°E / 50.517; 15.417Coordinates: 50°31′N 15°25′E / 50.517°N 15.417°E / 50.517; 15.417
Country Czech Republic
RegionLiberec Region
DistrictSemily District
Elevation
1,404 ft (428 m)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total654
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websitehttp://www.novavesnadpopelkou.cz/

Nová Ves nad Popelkou (German: Neudorf an der Popelka) is a village and municipality in Semily District in the Liberec Region of the Czech Republic.

History[edit]

The first written mention of the village dates from 1369, but there is speculation that the village was established sometime in the first middle of the 13th century, or other source as mentioned already in 1097, when the area into be given the a Slavic tribes of.[clarification needed] Unfortunately, there is no precise dating. The Church of St. Procopius which is located in the village, went through several renovations over the years and its current form dates from 1747.

The former name of the village was Nová Ves u Lomnice na Jičínsku.

Present time[edit]

The village is hosts many activities. In the resort operates TJ Sokol (partition table tennis and football), Fire Department (2011 - JPO 3), hunters, has been restored theater group, which disappeared after the Velvet Revolution (DS MCRC). Every year after the New Year proms are held in the local cultural house in order: Hunter, Sports & Fire fancy dress preceded by in the afternoon children's carnival, co-organized with the local Women's Union. House of Culture is also used by for meetings and descents.

The village also operates swimming pool (for small kids), multipurpose tennis court, which in the winter turns into ice rink

The Water Goblin

In the village out over several years sat on the willow tree near the bridge over Popelka at the upper end of the village built carved wood sprite from the workshop of Joseph Panek. Over time matured decision to create to please of people vodníka of stone. On Sunday, on August 3, 2003 the ceremonial unveiling of a statue water sprite. This was carved out of sandstone and decorated with gilt hems.