Sokolov, Czech Republic
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|Falknov nad Ohří (until 1948)|
|Elevation||401 m (1,316 ft)|
|Area||22.9 km2 (8.8 sq mi)|
|Density||1,038/km2 (2,688/sq mi)|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||356 01|
Location in Sokolov District
Sokolov (Czech pronunciation: [ˈsokolof]), Falknov nad Ohří until 1948 (Czech pronunciation: [ˈfalknof ˈnat ʔoɦr̝iː]; German: Falkenau an der Eger) is a town in the Karlovy Vary Region of the Czech Republic, located to the northeast of Cheb. It has about 28,000 inhabitants.
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From 1938 to 1945 it was one of the municipalities in Sudetenland. During World War II, Falkenau was the site of a sub-camp of the Flossenbürg Concentration Camp. The camp at Falkenau was captured by the U.S. 1st Infantry Division on May 6, 1945.
The city is home to a professional football club, FK Baník Sokolov.
- Štefan Füle, diplomat
- Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967
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