Vranov nad Dyjí

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Vranov nad Dyjí
Panorama of the town
Panorama of the town
Flag of Vranov nad Dyjí
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′46″E / 48.89472°N 15.81278°E / 48.89472; 15.81278Coordinates: 48°53′41″N 15°48′46″E / 48.89472°N 15.81278°E / 48.89472; 15.81278
Country Czech Republic
RegionSouth Moravian
First mentioned1100
 • MayorLubomír Vedra
 • Total13.44 km2 (5.19 sq mi)
312 m (1,024 ft)
 • Total816
 • Density61/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
671 03

Vranov nad Dyjí (German: Frain an der Thaya; until 1986 Vranov (German: Frain)) is a market town in Znojmo District in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 800 inhabitants. It lies on the Thaya 3 km north of the Austrian border close to Hardegg and 22 km from the historical town of Znojmo.


While there exists a written record about Vranov nad Dyjí Castle 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


  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2020". Czech Statistical Office. 2020-04-30.