Plasy

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Plasy
Town
Aerial view
Aerial view
Flag of Plasy
Flag
Coat of arms of Plasy
Coat of arms
Plasy is located in Czech Republic
Plasy
Plasy
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°56′N 13°23′E / 49.933°N 13.383°E / 49.933; 13.383Coordinates: 49°56′N 13°23′E / 49.933°N 13.383°E / 49.933; 13.383
CountryCzech Republic
RegionPlzeň
DistrictPlzeň-sever
MunicipalityPlasy
Founded1144
Parts
Government
 • MayorZdeněk Hanzlíček
Area
 • Total57.13 km2 (22.06 sq mi)
Elevation
350 m (1,150 ft)
Population
(2006-10-02)
 • Total2,598
 • Density45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
331 01
Websitewww.mestoplasy.cz

Plasy (Czech pronunciation: [ˈplasɪ]; German: Plass) is a small town in the Plzeň Region of the Czech Republic. It lies on the Střela River, some 20 km (12 mi) to the north of Plzeň, the regional capital.

Plasy is also a Municipality with Commissioned Local Authority within the Kralovice Municipality with Extended Competence.

With its scenic surroundings, the town is an important tourist center, but has no significant industry.

Cistercian monastery[edit]

Plasy was home to a Cistercian monastery during the Middle Ages. The geographer, historian, cartographer, and musician Mauritius Vogt (1669 - 1730) was educated there and later joined the order. The monastery at Plasy provided a base for Vogt's travels while he wrote Das jetzlebende Königreich Böhmen... (Illustrated Geography and History of Bohemia) which was published in 1712 to great acclaim for its excellent illustrations and maps. A surviving copy of the book is on display at the Lobkowicz Palace in Prague.

Resources[edit]

  • Czech Statistical Office (2005), Vybrané údaje podle správních obvodů obcí s rozšířenou působností a správních obvodů obcí s pověřeným obecním úřadem k 31. 12. 2005, retrieved 2005-03-08
  • The History section comes substantially from selected sentences in the Czech Wikipedia article, and used an automatic translation tool.

External links[edit]

Media related to Plasy at Wikimedia Commons