Vranov nad Dyjí

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Vranov nad Dyjí
Market Town
Panorama of the town
Panorama of the town
Coat of arms of Vranov nad Dyjí
Coat of arms
Vranov nad Dyjí is located in Czech Republic
Vranov nad Dyjí
Vranov nad Dyjí
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 48°53′41″N 15°48′45″E / 48.89472°N 15.81250°E / 48.89472; 15.81250Coordinates: 48°53′41″N 15°48′45″E / 48.89472°N 15.81250°E / 48.89472; 15.81250
CountryCzech Republic
RegionSouth Moravia
DistrictZnojmo
Little DistrictZnojmo
First mentioned1100
Government
 • MayorLubomír Vedra
Area
 • Total13.44 km2 (5.19 sq mi)
Elevation
312 m (1,024 ft)
Population
(2012)
 • Total860
 • Density64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Postal code
671 03
WebsiteOfficial website

Vranov nad Dyjí (German: Frain an der Thaya), until 1986 Vranov (German: Frain) is a market town in the Czech Republic with 888 inhabitants. It lies on the Dyje (Thaya) river in the South Moravia Region 3 km north of the Austrian border close to Hardegg and 22 km from the historical city of Znojmo.

History[edit]

While there exists a written record about a castle at Vranov location dated in 1100, the nearby settlement was first mentioned as a village as late as in 1323. The Lichtenburg noble family took control of the castle and town during the 15th century, followed by the Althann nobles. Between 1790–1882 the town had a manufactory for earthenware; after 1820 the manufactory began producing ceramic based on the methods of Josiah Wedgwood.

Vranov nad Dyjí