Třeboň

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Třeboň
Town
Třeboň - Masaryk's square
Třeboň - Masaryk's square
Flag of Třeboň
Flag
Coat of arms of Třeboň
Coat of arms
Třeboň is located in Czech Republic
Třeboň
Třeboň
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°00′13″N 14°46′14″E / 49.00361°N 14.77056°E / 49.00361; 14.77056Coordinates: 49°00′13″N 14°46′14″E / 49.00361°N 14.77056°E / 49.00361; 14.77056
CountryCzech Republic
RegionSouth Bohemian
DistrictJindřichův Hradec
Founded12th century
Government
 • MayorJan Váňa
Area
 • Total98.33 km2 (37.97 sq mi)
Elevation
434 m (1,424 ft)
Population
 (2019-01-01[1])
 • Total8,253
 • Density84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
379 01
Websitewww.mesto-trebon.cz

Třeboň (Czech pronunciation: [ˈtr̝̊ɛboɲ]; German: Wittingau) is a historical town in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. Its population is around 8,200.

History[edit]

Remains of old town fortification

Třeboň was established around the middle of the 12th century. In 1366, the House of Rožmberk/Rosenberg became owner of the estate. The period of greatest growth for the town dates to the second half of the 15th century when Petr IV of Rožmberk [cs] (1462–1523) seriously began to take care of the land. The district became famous as a fish pond farming area. From 1611 the Houses of Habsburg and Schwarzenberg were owners of the town and the estate.

Until 1918, TŘEBOŇ - WITTINGAU (WITTINGAU until the end of the 19th century) was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), in the district with the same name, one of the 94 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Bohemia.[2]

During the Czechoslovak republic the mudguard spa arrised there but the district of Třeboň was canceled in the year 1960.

In the 19th and 20th centuries the city's importance decreased after the German population was expelled after living there for 800 years. The express railway conection between Prague and Vienna was realized through the city of Třeboň.


Masaryk Square
Fortification near the Svět pond
Christmas tree in Třeboň

Třeboň today[edit]

Třeboň is a tourist destination, and this is the area's major economic activity, along with agriculture, the spa industry and other services. The TV series The Territory of White Deer was filmed in Třeboň.

The State Regional Archive for South Bohemia is based here, where genealogical studies about people born in the South Bohemian Region may be conducted, for example. Digital images of parish registers and other genealogical records from the archive have been placed on the internet.[3]

The International Festival of Animated Films, Anifest, was held in Třeboň each May between 2002 and 2010; after that, Anifilm took its place.[4]

Notable people[edit]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Třeboň is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population of municipalities of the Czech republic". Czech Statistical Office. Retrieved 2019-04-30.
  2. ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967
  3. ^ Hankovec, Martin. "DigiArchiv of SRA Trebon - ver. 18.04.23". digi.ceskearchivy.cz.
  4. ^ "Festival AniFest a nový Anifilm se perou. Proč vlastně?". iDNES.cz. 22 April 2010.

External links[edit]

Media related to Třeboň at Wikimedia Commons