Nové Hrady (České Budějovice District)

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Nové Hrady
Town
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Town Hall
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Country Czech Republic
Region South Bohemian
District České Budějovice
Commune Trhové Sviny
Municipality Nové Hrady
Elevation 541 m (1,775 ft)
Coordinates 48°47′22.67″N 14°46′42.19″E / 48.7896306°N 14.7783861°E / 48.7896306; 14.7783861Coordinates: 48°47′22.67″N 14°46′42.19″E / 48.7896306°N 14.7783861°E / 48.7896306; 14.7783861
Area 79.68 km2 (30.76 sq mi)
Population 2,591 (2005)
Density 33/km2 (85/sq mi)
Mayor V.Hokr
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 373 33
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Nové Hrady
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.novehrady.cz

Nové Hrady (Czech pronunciation: [ˈnovɛː ˈɦradɪ]; German: Gratzen), formerly known by its German name of Grazen, is a small town in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 2,600 inhabitants.

The old-time town Nové Hrady ("New Castles") lies in the Gratzen Mountains (Czech: Novohradské Hory), which are named after the town, close to the Czech-Austrian border. It is about 30 km south-east of the town České Budějovice on the hill above the Stropnice river (541 m a.s.l.).

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