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Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Karlovy Vary
District Karlovy Vary
Commune Karlovy Vary
Municipality Toužim
Elevation 612 m (2,008 ft)
Coordinates 50°03′34″N 12°59′06″E / 50.05944°N 12.98500°E / 50.05944; 12.98500Coordinates: 50°03′34″N 12°59′06″E / 50.05944°N 12.98500°E / 50.05944; 12.98500
Area 98.53 km2 (38.04 sq mi)
Population 3,827 (2007-12-31)
Density 39/km2 (101/sq mi)
Mayor Alexandr Žák
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 364 20
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
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Wikimedia Commons: Toužim

Toužim (Czech pronunciation: [ˈtou̯ʒɪm]; German: Theusing) is a town in the Czech Republic, upper the river Střela. Initially the Premonstratensian provostery found around 1200, the fortifield town found 1469. Monument: Historical centre with castle, church of the Birth of the Virgin Mary, column of the Virgin Mary, town hall, Middle Ages citizen house, fragment of the town wall. Economy: Metal works and food industry, agriculture, forestry, services. Transport: Main road E49, local railway, internal airfield in Přílezy.

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Aeroklub Toužim[edit]

Aeroklub Toužim (ICAO: LKTO) is located near Karlovy Vary in Western Bohemia, Czech Republic, outside of the town. The airfield is used by gliders and ultralight aircraft. Aeroklub Touzim provides a place for pilots and aviation enthusiasts to obtain certifications and participate in aviation sports. Many pilots use the airfield as a training base.[1]


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