Roztoky u Prahy
Roztoky seen from Prague-Čimice
|• Mayor||Jan Jakob|
|• Total||8.44 km2 (3.26 sq mi)|
|Elevation||237 m (778 ft)|
|• Density||1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Roztoky (Czech pronunciation: [ˈrostokɪ]; German: Rostok, older Rostock) is a small town in the Czech Republic. It is located on the Vltava River, just north of Prague, the country's capital. There is approximately 8,500 inhabitants registered in the town. However, the population may soon rise due to significant development of the town in the recent years and the fact that many of the new inhabitants might not have registered their permanent residence there yet. The town was first mentioned in historical documents in 1233 CE.
The first written mention of Roztoky is found in the ruling charter from 1233, in which Peter of Roztoky was mentioned, according to archaeological findings, however, the area of Roztoky was inhabited continuously from the early Stone Age to the early Middle Ages.
- František August Brauner (1810–1880), lawyer, politician
- Čeněk Ryzner (1845–1923), doctor, archaeologist, explorer
- Albín Bráf (1851–1912), politician, economist, journalist, professor
- Zdenka Braunerová (1858–1934), painter, graphic designer
- Joe Hloucha (1881–1957), explorer, writer
- Emil Utitz (1883–1956), philosopher, psychologist
- Lubomír Beneš (1935–1995), animator, director, author
Twin towns — sister cities
- "Population of municipalities of the Czech republic". Czech Statistical Office. Retrieved 2019-04-30.
- "Partnerská města" (in Czech). Město Roztoky. Retrieved 2019-08-26.
- Roztoky (official website)
- Roztoky.com (local information server)
- Středočeské muzeum (Central Bohemian Museum)
- SK Roztoky (local soccer club website)
- Sokol Roztoky (local sport club website)
- Green party Roztoky (local political group)
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