Soběslav

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Soběslav
Town
Saint Vitus Church
Saint Vitus Church
Flag of Soběslav
Flag
Coat of arms of Soběslav
Coat of arms
Soběslav is located in Czech Republic
Soběslav
Soběslav
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°15′36″N 14°43′7″E / 49.26000°N 14.71861°E / 49.26000; 14.71861Coordinates: 49°15′36″N 14°43′7″E / 49.26000°N 14.71861°E / 49.26000; 14.71861
Country Czech Republic
RegionSouth Bohemian
DistrictTábor
First mentioned1293
Government
 • MayorJindřich Bláha
Area
 • Total20.00 km2 (7.72 sq mi)
Elevation
405 m (1,329 ft)
Population
 (2020-01-01[1])
 • Total6,907
 • Density350/km2 (890/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
392 17
Websitewww.musobeslav.cz

Soběslav (Czech pronunciation: [ˈsobjɛslaf] (About this soundlisten); German: Sobieslau) is a town in Tábor District in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 6,900 inhabitants. It is situated on the river Lužnice, 7 km northern from Veselí nad Lužnicí and 18 km southern from Tábor.

Administrative parts[edit]

  • Chlebov
  • Nedvědice
  • Soběslav I
  • Soběslav II
  • Soběslav III

History[edit]

The town was mentioned for a first time at the year 1293 when the castle and surrounding areas belonged to the house of Rožmberk. Towns rights were obtained at the year 1390. Four years later was Czech king Václav IV imprisoned in a local castle. The town was burned twice during a Hussite's wars. At the end of 19th century the town was connected by a railroad with Prague and Budweis cities. Historical part of the town is set as a town's protected zone even seriously touched by a newly built northern part of the town's main square (except historical Smrčka's house).

Transport[edit]

There is a small civil airport at the south-western part of the town border.

Sights[edit]

There is Saint Vitus Gothic church, castle of Soběslav with well-preserved tower Hláska and a church of Saints Peter and Paul. There are two museums in the town: Smrčka's house (ethnical museum) and Petr Vok house (natural history museum).

There is a natural reservation called Nový rybník in Soběslav.[2]

Nearby the town border there is a forest called Svákov with a small church of Saint Anne, old Slavonian fortress rampart and pavillon. There is an old trading road which leads through Soběslav.

Notable people[edit]

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Soběslav is twinned with:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2020". Czech Statistical Office. 2020-04-30.
  2. ^ "Přírodní rezervace Nový rybník". musobeslav.cz (in Czech). Město Soběslav. Retrieved 2020-08-24.
  3. ^ "Rada města". musobeslav.cz (in Czech). Město Soběslav. Retrieved 2020-08-24.

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