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Aerial view of Sázava (August 2012), looking east.
|• Total||20.41 km2 (7.88 sq mi)|
|• Density||180/km2 (470/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Sázava (Czech pronunciation: [ˈsaːzava], German: Sasau) is a town and municipality in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It lies between Tábor and Prague on a bend on the Sázava river. It had a population of 3,730 as of 2017.
The settlement coalesced around Sázava Monastery, established 1032 and destroyed in the Hussite Wars, in 1421. The village near the monastery is recorded as early as 1053, and under the name Buda in 1788. The name Schwarz-Buda is recorded in 1844. The former village is now the western part of Sázava town, known as Černé Budy (German: Schwarzbuda or Klosterdorf), on the right bank of the Sázava river. The monastery church now operates as the Roman Catholic parish church of Černé Budy. The municipal name of Sázava is modern.
The eastern side of the town, on the left bank of the Sázava river, is largely industrial in character, including the Kavalierglass, Inc. glass manufacturer plant (established in 1837 by Franz Kavalier), and Sázava-Černé Budy train station.
Other than Sázava proper, the municipality includes the villages of Dojetřice to the south-west and Bělokozly and Čeřenice to the south.
The municipality was incorporated in 1850, as part of Kolín district, Pardubice region. Jurisdiction lay with the Uhlířské Janovice district court until 1949.
The history of territorial integration includes the period from 1850 to the present. The chronological overview shows the territorial administrative jurisdiction of the city in the year when the change occurred:
- The municipality was transferred to Čáslav county in 1855, and to Kutná Hora district in 1868, which in 1960 was included in the Central Bohemian Region.
- The municipality was attached to Benešov District in 2000, transformed into Benešov ORP (obec s rozšířenou působností, "municipality with extended competence", an administrative unit intermediate between municipality and district) in 2003.
In other media
Sázava (English: Sasau) has appeared as one of the accessible towns in the 2018 video game Kingdom Come: Deliverance. It takes place in the early 15th century, in the Kingdom of Bohemia, as part of the Lands of the Bohemian Crown and the Holy Roman Empire in what is now the Czech Republic.[better source needed]
- Municipal website (cz)
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