Telnice (Brno-Country District)

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Skyline of Telnice
Flag of Telnice
Coat of arms of Telnice
Coat of arms
Telnice is located in Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°6′6″N 16°42′45″E / 49.10167°N 16.71250°E / 49.10167; 16.71250Coordinates: 49°6′6″N 16°42′45″E / 49.10167°N 16.71250°E / 49.10167; 16.71250
Country  Czech Republic
Region South Moravian
District Brno-Country
 • Total 6.1 km2 (2.4 sq mi)
Elevation 195 m (640 ft)
Population (1.1.2012)
 • Total 1,458
 • Density 240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Postal code 664 59

Telnice (German: Tellnitz) is a village and municipality (obec) in Brno-Country District in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic.

The municipality covers an area of 6.1 square kilometres (2.4 sq mi), and has a population of 1,339 (as at 3 July 2006).

Telnice lies approximately 13 kilometres (8 mi) south-east of Brno and 199 km (124 mi) south-east of Prague.

The village was the focus of tough fighting during the Battle of Austerlitz on 2 December 1805. Austrians under Michael von Kienmayer and Russians under Dmitry Dokhturov and Friedrich Wilhelm von Buxhoeveden wrested the village from the French 3rd Line Infantry Regiment, lost it to a counterattack, and finally recaptured it. After the battle went against the allies farther north, they evacuated Telnice and retreated, suffering heavy losses in men and artillery pieces.