Plchovice

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Plchovice
Municipality
Plchovice is located in Czech Republic
Plchovice
Plchovice
Coordinates: 50°2′N 16°11′E / 50.033°N 16.183°E / 50.033; 16.183Coordinates: 50°2′N 16°11′E / 50.033°N 16.183°E / 50.033; 16.183
Country Czech Republic
RegionPardubice
DistrictÚstí nad Orlicí
Area
 • Total2.87 km2 (1.11 sq mi)
Elevation
271 m (889 ft)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total84
 • Density29/km2 (76/sq mi)
Postal code
565 01

Plchovice (German: Pilchowitz) is a village and municipality (obec) in the Ústí nad Orlicí District, Pardubice Region of the Czech Republic. The municipality covers an area of 2.87 square kilometres (1.11 sq mi), and has a population of 84 (as at 2 October 2006). Plchovice lies approximately 18 kilometres (11 mi) north-west of Ústí nad Orlicí, 29 km (18 mi) east of Pardubice, and 126 km (78 mi) east of Prague.

Historical Sights[edit]

Underground water channel - the channel is under the west part of the village, it was built in 1853 by count František Kinský to bring water to fields near Plchovice, after the completion of the channel, the fields were rented to Plchovice's farmers. The water in channel comes from Tichá Orlice river and nearby Jordan brook. The channel is 3.1m wide and 1.3m high and the length counts 145m. Nowadays, the channel is still in very good condition and in 1997 flooding it helped to bring water out of village and lower the losses on property.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Památkový katalog - 1000163898 - vodní kanál zavodňovací". pamatkovykatalog.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 2018-04-15.