Benátky nad Jizerou

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Benátky nad Jizerou
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°17′22″N14°49′52″E / 50.28944°N 14.83111°E / 50.28944; 14.83111 Coordinates: 50°17′22″N14°49′52″E / 50.28944°N 14.83111°E / 50.28944; 14.83111
CountryFlag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
Region Central Bohemian
District Mladá Boleslav
First mentioned1259
Government
  MayorKarel Bendl (ODS)
Area
  Total35.51 km2 (13.71 sq mi)
Elevation
225 m (738 ft)
Population
 (2021-01-01) [1]
  Total7,575
  Density210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal codes
294 71, 294 72
Website www.benatky.cz

Benátky nad Jizerou (Czech pronunciation: [ˈbɛnaːtkɪ ˈnad jɪzɛrou] ; German : Benatek) is a town in Mladá Boleslav District in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 7,600 inhabitants. It lies on the Jizera River, between Stará Boleslav and Mladá Boleslav. The town centre is well preserved and is protected by law as urban monument zone.

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Administrative parts

The town is made up of town parts of Benátky nad Jizerou I–III and villages of Dražice and Kbel.

Sights

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Benátky Castle

The town is the site of a castle and observatory built by astronomer Tycho Brahe. Johann von Klenau, the Habsburg general, was born at the castle in 1758. His old Bohemian family owned the castle at the time. [2] Later it was owned by the counts Thun und Hohenstein.

Notable people

The Benda brothers were born here. They were to later find fame as composers and performers in Germany where many of their descendants also became successful musicians.

Twin towns – sister cities

Benátky nad Jizerou is twinned with: [3]

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References

  1. "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2021". Czech Statistical Office. 2021-04-30.
  2. (in German) Friedrich Bernau. Studien und Materialien zur Specialgeschichte und Heimatskunde des deutschen Sprachgebiets in Böhmen und Mähren. Prague: J.G. Calve, 1903, pp. 7–8, 151–165, 601. Other sources date the Klenau family to the early twelfth century. See (in German) Norbert (or Enoch) Heermann, Johann Matthäus Klimesch, and Václav Březan. Norbert Heermann's Rosenberg'sche chronik. Prag, Köngl. Böhmische gesellschaft der wissenschaften, 1897, p. 102.
  3. "Partnerská města". benatky.cz (in Czech). Město Benátky nad Jizerou. Retrieved 2020-08-06.