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Postoloprty kostel.jpg
Church of the Assumption
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Ústí nad Labem
District Louny
Commune Louny
Municipality Postoloprty
River Ohře
Elevation 193 m (633 ft)
Coordinates 50°21′38″N 13°41′45″E / 50.36056°N 13.69583°E / 50.36056; 13.69583Coordinates: 50°21′38″N 13°41′45″E / 50.36056°N 13.69583°E / 50.36056; 13.69583
Area 46.5 km2 (18.0 sq mi)
Population 5,162 (2006-08-28)
Density 111/km2 (287/sq mi)
First mentioned 1125
Mayor Zdeněk Pištora
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 439 42 - 440 01
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Postoloprty

Postoloprty (Czech pronunciation: [ˈpostolopr̩tɪ]; German: Postelberg) is a town in the Ústí nad Labem Region of the Czech Republic, situated about 7 km west of Louny. It has around 5,000 inhabitants.

A monastery named Porta Apostolorum had been built in the 12th century, a name which developed into Postelberg, as the remaining settlement it was called by the local German-speaking population of Bohemia that was expelled in 1945.

At the end of World War II in May–June 1945 Czechs massacred about 800 local German civilians. It is the largest massacre of ethnic Germans by Czechs after World War II.[1] 763 bodies were exhumed but other death toll estimates are higher.

Members of the community were divided on whether to build a memorial or to not acknowledge the massacre.[2]

The villages Březno, Dolejší Hůrky, Hradiště, Levonice, Malnice, Mradice, Rvenice, Seletice, Seménkovice, Skupice, Strkovice and Vrbka are administrative parts of Postoloprty.


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