Pchery

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Pchery
Village
Pchery CZ from WSW from Vinaricka hora 0157.jpg
Pchery from summit of the Vinařická hora hill
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Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Central Bohemian
District Kladno
Commune Kladno
Elevation 324 m (1,063 ft)
Coordinates 50°11′29″N 14°06′51″E / 50.19139°N 14.11417°E / 50.19139; 14.11417Coordinates: 50°11′29″N 14°06′51″E / 50.19139°N 14.11417°E / 50.19139; 14.11417
Highest point
 - elevation 364 m (1,194 ft)
Lowest point
 - elevation 247 m (810 ft)
Area 6.74 km2 (2.60 sq mi)
Population 1,806 (2006)
Density 268/km2 (694/sq mi)
First mention 1127
Mayor František Dufek
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 273 08
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Pchery
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.obecpchery.cz

Pchery (Czech pronunciation: [ˈpxɛrɪ]) is a village in Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It is located about 5 km north of Kladno and has a population of 1,806 (2006). The village occupies an upper part of right slope of broad valley of the Knovízský potok stream, just on northwestern edge of large elevated plateau called Rovina ("The Plains"). Pchery proper consist of two formerly distinct villages of Pchery and Humny, which today form one built-up area. Village of Theodor, once a late 19th-century miners' settlement in vicinity of former colliery of the same name, located about 1.5 km to the southeast, also forms an administrative part of Pchery.

The first mention of the village dates back to 12th century. In a document from about 1127–1128 it was stated to be in property of the Saint George Cloister of Prague Castle.

Parish church of St. Stephen in Pchery was first attested in tithe registry in 1352. It was enlarged from one to three naves in Baroque style in 1706. Above the church there stands a belfry built around half of 18th century.

A wind power plant, the most powerful in the Czech Republic as of 2008, has been operating on a field about 1 km northeast of Pchery since April 1, 2008. It consists of two towers of 88 m in height, each equipped with a 3MW wind turbine supplied by Finnish manufacturer WinWinD.

Oldřich Duras, Czech chess Grandmaster was born in local part of Humny in 1882.

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