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Pschestitz Kirche3.JPG
Church of the Assumption
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Plzeň
District Plzeň-South
Commune Přeštice
Center Masarykovo náměstí
 - elevation 345 m (1,132 ft)
 - coordinates 49°34′21.18″N 13°19′43.87″E / 49.5725500°N 13.3288528°E / 49.5725500; 13.3288528Coordinates: 49°34′21.18″N 13°19′43.87″E / 49.5725500°N 13.3288528°E / 49.5725500; 13.3288528
Area 25.39 km2 (9.80 sq mi)
Population 6,681 (2006-07-03)
Density 263/km2 (681/sq mi)
First mentioned 1226
Mayor Karel Naxera
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 334 01
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Přeštice
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.prestice-mesto.cz

Přeštice (Czech pronunciation: [ˈpr̝̊ɛʃcɪtsɛ]; German: Prestitz) is a town in the Plzeň Region of the Czech Republic. It lies on the Úhlava River, some 20 km (12 mi) to the south from the region capital of Pilsen.

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


Until 1918, PRESTITZ - PŘEŠTICE (previously PRZESTITZ or PRESTIC[1]) was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), in the district of the same name, one of the 94 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Bohemia.[2]


  1. ^ Handbook of Austria and Lombardy-Venetia Cancellations on the Postage Stamp Issues 1850-1864, by Edwin MUELLER, 1961.
  2. ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Přeštice at Wikimedia Commons