Sázava (town)

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Sázava
Sázava River and Sázava Monastery
Sázava River and Sázava Monastery
Flag of Sázava
Coat of arms of Sázava
Sázava is located in Czech Republic
Sázava
Sázava
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°52′18″N 14°53′48″E / 49.87167°N 14.89667°E / 49.87167; 14.89667Coordinates: 49°52′18″N 14°53′48″E / 49.87167°N 14.89667°E / 49.87167; 14.89667
Country Czech Republic
RegionCentral Bohemian
DistrictBenešov
First mentioned1053
Government
 • MayorIvan Koldcsiter
Area
 • Total20.42 km2 (7.88 sq mi)
Elevation
312 m (1,024 ft)
Population
 (2021-01-01)[1]
 • Total3,748
 • Density180/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
285 06
Websitewww.mestosazava.cz

Sázava (Czech pronunciation: [ˈsaːzava], German: Sasau) is a town in Benešov District in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 3,700 inhabitants. It lies between Tábor and Prague on a bend on the Sázava River.

Administrative parts[edit]

Villages of Bělokozly, Černé Budy, Čeřenice and Dojetřice are administrative parts of Sázava.

History[edit]

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, 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.

Economy[edit]

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.

In popular culture[edit]

Sázava 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.[2]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2021". Czech Statistical Office. 2021-04-30.
  2. ^ "Herní hit Kingdom Come nastartoval v Sázavském klášteře turistiku" (in Czech). iDnes. 2018-03-27. Retrieved 2020-08-10.

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