Skuteč

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Skuteč
Town
Skuteč, CZ121104-097.jpg
Municipal Authority in Skuteč, Palacky Square
Flag
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Pardubice
District Chrudim
Commune Chrudim
Municipality Skuteč
Elevation 350–460 m (1,148–1,509 ft)
Coordinates 49°50′47″N 15°59′45″E / 49.84639°N 15.99583°E / 49.84639; 15.99583Coordinates: 49°50′47″N 15°59′45″E / 49.84639°N 15.99583°E / 49.84639; 15.99583
Area 35.4 km2 (13.67 sq mi)
Population 5,055 (2016-01-01)
Density 143/km2 (370/sq mi)
First mentioned 1282
Mayor Pavel Bezděk
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 539 73
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Skuteč
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.skutec.cz

Skuteč (Czech pronunciation: [ˈskutɛtʃ]; German: Skutsch) is town and is located in the district Chrudim in the territory Pardubice Region in the Czech Republic.

Status of town according to historical sources already won probably around 1330 during the reign of King John of Luxembourg (1310–1346). The first written mention from the year 1289 about the village Skuteč (in the document "Zkuts") and is mentioned in the contract about castles and towns concluded between the Czech King Wenceslas II. and the Earl Friedrich from Meissen. The Charter was found in Dresden (a city in Germany today). The document discovered by Czech historian August Sedlacek and published it in 1882 (the work "Castles, palaces and fortresses of the Czech Kingdom").

The town lies on the cadastral area of 842.9 hectares and together with associated by municipalities has a total of 35.40 square kilometers. Cadastral area of the town with the associated municipalities has a total area of 3 540.4 hectares and consists of eleven parts: Skuteč (residential locality Skuteč and Přibylov), Hněvětice (residential locality Borek and Hněvětice), Lažany at Skuteč, Lešany, Lhota at Skuteč, Nová Ves at Skuteč, Radčice at Skuteč, Skutíčko, Štěpánov at Skuteč, Zbožnov, Žďárec at Skuteč (residential locality Žďárec and Žďárec at the railway station).

Number of inhabitants town in fourteen residential locations it was to 1 January 2016, a total of 5,055 people with an average age of 42.7 years living in the eleven cadastral areas: Skuteč (residential locality Skuteč and Přibylov), Hněvětice (residential locality Borek and Hněvětice) Lažany at Skuteč, Lešany, Lhota at Skuteč, Nová Ves at Skuteč, Radčice at Skuteč, Skutíčko, Štepanov at Skuteč, Zbožnov, Žďárec at Skuteč, (residential locality Žďárec at Skuteč and Žďárec at the railway station).

Municipal Authority in Skuteč manages the town. The administrative building is located on Palacky Square, which is a natural center of the town.

20th century in Skuteč town it was significantly associated with shoemaking tradition Botana, companies producing shoes since 1963 by an internationally known brand Botas. Skuteč town it is known for mining granite and stone industry.

The town has two elementary schools (Primary school at Komensky Square and Primary school at Smetana street) and art school of Vitězslav Novák. In Skuteč town is significant High School – Gymnasium of the Sovereign Maltese Knights order.

Town each year organizes the festival of classical music and of choir singing "Musical of Skuteč Tomášek and Novák". In Skuteč is of the town museum, library and cultural center. Significant is Rubeš choir, brass band, Children's Choir Cantando.

The town lies in the undulating and hilly landscape and gave her name – "Skutečská Upland" (geomorphological unit). It is part of the Iron Mountains. Part of the cadastral territory of the town is part of the nature reserve "Anenské valley". In valley flows "Anenský brook" and middle of the valley is the Chapel of St. Anne. Landscape area is part of the National Geopark Iron Mountain.

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