Skočice

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Skočice
Municipality
Skočice is located in Czech Republic
Skočice
Skočice
Coordinates: 49°10′42″N 14°5′57″E / 49.17833°N 14.09917°E / 49.17833; 14.09917Coordinates: 49°10′42″N 14°5′57″E / 49.17833°N 14.09917°E / 49.17833; 14.09917
Country Czech Republic
RegionSouth Bohemian
DistrictStrakonice
Area
 • Total9.81 km2 (3.79 sq mi)
Elevation
462 m (1,516 ft)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total200
 • Density20/km2 (53/sq mi)
Postal code
387 75 to 389 01

Skočice is a village and municipality (obec) in Strakonice District in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic.

The municipality covers an area of 9.81 square kilometres (3.79 sq mi), and has a population of 200 (as at 3 July 2006).

Skočice lies approximately 18 kilometres (11 mi) south-east of Strakonice, 36 km (22 mi) north-west of České Budějovice, and 104 km (65 mi) south of Prague.

The church of Visiting of Virgin Mary

Historic monuments[edit]

  • The Church of Visiting of Virgin Mary is an early baroque building consecrated in 1678 by noble donors Polyxena Ludmila and her husband Ignac Karel of Sternberg; a pilgrimage site known by its miracle picture of Virgin Mary (a copy of Cranach's Icon of Maria Hilf of Passau), surrounded by a cemetery. There is a pilgrim's route from Vodňany of about seven kilometres.

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