Skryje

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Skryje
Village
Country Czech Republic
Region Central Bohemian
Little District Rakovník
Center Municipal office
 - elevation 332 m (1,089 ft)
 - coordinates 49°57′51.45″N 13°46′01.84″E / 49.9642917°N 13.7671778°E / 49.9642917; 13.7671778Coordinates: 49°57′51.45″N 13°46′01.84″E / 49.9642917°N 13.7671778°E / 49.9642917; 13.7671778
Area 15.03 km2 (5.80 sq mi)
Population 169 (2006-08-28)
Density 11/km2 (28/sq mi)
First record 1239
Postal code 270 42
Website: www.balkan-obce.cz/skryje

Skryje is a village in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It lies upon the Berounka River, some 50 km (30 mi) to the west from the country capital Prague.

This little village became famous when French geologist Joachim Barrande discovered rich fossil deposits of Silurian fauna (namely trilobites) in the close surroundings of this village, when he was surveying the terrain for a horse-pulled railroad in 1840–1850. Today there's a small museum in the Municipal Office building showing some of his finds.

Church in Skryje

Resources[edit]

  • Czech Statistical Office (2005), Skryje, retrieved 2007-03-18 
  • This article was initially translated from the Czech Wikipedia.