Třešť

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Třešť
Town
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Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Vysočina
District Jihlava
Commune Jihlava
Municipality Třešť
Elevation 545 m (1,788 ft)
Coordinates 49°17′35″N 15°29′4″E / 49.29306°N 15.48444°E / 49.29306; 15.48444Coordinates: 49°17′35″N 15°29′4″E / 49.29306°N 15.48444°E / 49.29306; 15.48444
Area 46.99 km2 (18.14 sq mi)
Population 5,924 (2009)
Density 126/km2 (326/sq mi)
First mentioned 1349
Mayor Vladislav Nechvátal
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 589 01
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Třešť
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.trest.cz
T. G. Masaryk's square in Třešť, Czech Republic.jpg

Třešť (Czech pronunciation: [ˈtr̝̊ɛʃc]; German: Triesch) is a town in the Vysočina Region of the Czech Republic, which was founded around the turn of the 13th century. It has around 6,000 inhabitants.

Economist Joseph Schumpeter was born there in 1883. Franz Kafka visited his uncle in Triesch, who was the subject of Kafka's story "A Country Doctor".[citation needed] Some also believe that the Triesch castle was the inspiration behind Kafka's novel The Castle.[citation needed]

Uniforms for the papal Swiss Guard are made in the city.

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