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Cross in Rokytno
Cross in Rokytno
Flag of Rokytno
Coat of arms of Rokytno
Coat of arms
Rokytno is located in Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°6′11″N 15°53′43″E / 50.10306°N 15.89528°E / 50.10306; 15.89528Coordinates: 50°6′11″N 15°53′43″E / 50.10306°N 15.89528°E / 50.10306; 15.89528
CountryCzech Republic
Little DistrictPardubice
First mentioned1436
 • Total10.82 km2 (4.18 sq mi)
 • Total770
 • Density71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
533 22

Rokytno is a village near Sezemice in the Pardubice Region of the Czech Republic. It has a population of 748 (2004).

The place is first mentioned in written document in 1436. Its name is derived from willows (rokytí) growing in swampy areas. During the 18th century, the village, together with Chvojenec and Býšť, was center of persecuted religious sect of Deists (called blouznivci). The first school was built in 1794.

Several small nearby villages are officially part of Rokytno:

  • Bohumileč: 114 inhabitants, which existed before the 15th century; its name comes from Bohu milí (loved by God).
  • Drahoš (Maindorf in German): 31 inhabitants, which was set up during the rule of Joseph II; since 1782, it was settled by German-speaking farmers from around Kladsko area and Lower Silesia- named after personal name Drahoslav.
  • Zástava: 26 inhabitants, which was set up during rule of Joseph II; was named after a farmer living there.

Přesypy near Rokytno is a unique and protected area (0.07 km²) of sand dunes [1].

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