Zbečník (stream)

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Zbečník
Czech: Zbečnický potok
River
Zbečnický potok 1.JPG
Zbečník stream in winter
Country Czech Republic
Region Hradec Králové, Náchod
Source Maternice
 - location Broumov highlands, Czech Republic
 - elevation 500 m (1,640 ft)
 - coordinates 50°29′50″N 16°08′34″E / 50.49722°N 16.14278°E / 50.49722; 16.14278
Mouth Metuje
 - elevation 367 m (1,204 ft)
 - coordinates 50°28′34″N 16°10′44″E / 50.47611°N 16.17889°E / 50.47611; 16.17889Coordinates: 50°28′34″N 16°10′44″E / 50.47611°N 16.17889°E / 50.47611; 16.17889
Length 4.5 km (3 mi)
Basin 8.98 km2 (3 sq mi)
Progression MetujeElbeNorth Sea

The Zbečník (also called Maternice or Maternička[1]) flows through the Zbečník (or Maternice) Valley and through the village of Zbečník, Hradec Králové Region, Czech Republic. It is a tributary of the river Metuje in the town of Hronov. The length of the stream is 4.5 km and its greatest depth is about 60 cm. The stream bed is rocky and sandy and, in winter, the Zbečník freezes over. The Zbečník flows into Metuje past several factories and companies in Hronov.

Skalákova Studánka (Skalák's Well) is source of the Zbečník, this place a tourist and religious spot located in the Maternice Valley, was an important source of drinking water in the past. Its water was considered active against cholera in the 19th century.[2][3]

The village of Zbečník was founded over the valley of the Zbečník in the 14th or 15th century.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maternice u Hronova" (in Czech). turistika.cz. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Z Hronova na Turov, Blaník Jiráskova kraje". pohora.cz. 21 July 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Skalákova studánka" (in Czech). region-adrspach.cz. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Hronovsko v minulosti. Zbečník" (in Czech). hronovsko.com. Retrieved 20 August 2013.

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