Plasy

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Plasy
Aerial view
Aerial view
Flag of Plasy
Coat of arms of Plasy
Plasy is located in Czech Republic
Plasy
Plasy
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°56′5″N 13°23′26″E / 49.93472°N 13.39056°E / 49.93472; 13.39056Coordinates: 49°56′5″N 13°23′26″E / 49.93472°N 13.39056°E / 49.93472; 13.39056
Country Czech Republic
RegionPlzeň
DistrictPlzeň-North
Founded1144
Government
 • MayorZdeněk Hanzlíček
Area
 • Total57.13 km2 (22.06 sq mi)
Elevation
350 m (1,150 ft)
Population
 (2021-01-01)[1]
 • Total2,770
 • Density48/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
331 01
Websitewww.plasy.cz

Plasy (Czech pronunciation: [ˈplasɪ]; German: Plass) is a town in Plzeň-North District in the Plzeň Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 2,800 inhabitants. It lies on the Střela River, some 20 km (12 mi) to the north of Plzeň, the regional capital.

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

Administrative parts[edit]

Villages of Babina, Horní Hradiště, Lomnička, Nebřeziny and Žebnice are administrative parts of Plasy.

History[edit]

Plasy Monastery

The foundation of the city is connected with the foundation of the Cistercian monastery.[2] The Plasy Monastery was founded in 1144 by then Prince Vladislaus II.[3] Mauritius Vogt was educated there and later joined the order. The monastery 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.

In 1826, the monastery building with the whole estate was purchased by Klemens von Metternich, who is buried in the Church of Saint Wenceslaus in the family tomb.[4]

Notable people[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2021". Czech Statistical Office. 2021-04-30.
  2. ^ "Historie" (in Czech). Město Plasy. Retrieved 2021-06-09.
  3. ^ "History of the Plasy Monastery". Plasy Monastery. Retrieved 2021-06-09.
  4. ^ "Hrobka Metternichů" (in Czech). Město Plasy. Retrieved 2021-06-09.

External links[edit]

Media related to Plasy at Wikimedia Commons