Opařany

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Opařany
Municipality
Opařany is located in Czech Republic
Opařany
Opařany
Coordinates: 49°23′49″N 14°28′56″E / 49.39694°N 14.48222°E / 49.39694; 14.48222Coordinates: 49°23′49″N 14°28′56″E / 49.39694°N 14.48222°E / 49.39694; 14.48222
Country  Czech Republic
Region South Bohemian
District Tábor
Area
 • Total 31.43 km2 (12.14 sq mi)
Elevation 464 m (1,522 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,376
 • Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Postal code 391 54 to 391 61
Website http://www.oparany.cz

Opařany is a municipality that is situated in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic, with a 2007 estimated population of 1392. It is located about 15 kilometers from Tábor, its administrative district, and approximately 90 kilometers from the capital Prague and is 464 meters above sea level. The current mayor is Mgr. Blanka Řezáčová.

History[edit]

Firstly mentioned in the year 1268 when the King Přemysl Otakar II bought Opařany redoubt together with the brewery. The Jesuits later in 1727 built a baroque residence with its Frantisek Xaverský church as a resemblance to the church in Prague Clementinum. His interior belongs to one of the most interesting work of art in central Europe. As an author of the project of the church was authorized Kilián Ignác Dienzenhofer, one of the famous architects of his time. After canceling the Jesuits' order the manor was gained by the Paars. Regional committee of Czech Empire has decided to use the property as a mental hospital in 1877. Since 1923 the institution has served as psychiatric hospital for children only.

Historic sites[edit]

  • village chapel of st. Jan Nepomucký
  • wayside cross
  • monastery

Cadastral territory[edit]

Opařany comprises 6 local villages:

  1. Hodušín
  2. Nové Dvory
  3. Olší
  4. Oltyně
  5. Podboří
  6. Skrýchov u Opařan

Events[edit]

Enduro

The Czech motorcycle cross country (motocross) race held annually.

Hailstorm in 1999

There was a heavy hailstorm at around 3 pm. on Tuesday on July 6, 1999. The size of a hailstone was equal to a tennis ball. Especially roofs, windows and cars were damaged. Fortunately, no wounded have been reported.

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