Boskovice

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Boskovice
Town
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Center of Boskovice with the Jewish Quarter
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Boskovice
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°29′15″N16°39′36″E / 49.48750°N 16.66000°E / 49.48750; 16.66000 Coordinates: 49°29′15″N16°39′36″E / 49.48750°N 16.66000°E / 49.48750; 16.66000
CountryFlag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
Region South Moravian
District Blansko
First mentioned1312
Government
  MayorJaroslav Dohnálek (ODS)
Area
  Total27.83 km2 (10.75 sq mi)
Elevation
381 m (1,250 ft)
Population
 (2020-01-01 [1] )
  Total11,681
  Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
680 01
Website www.boskovice.cz

Boskovice (Czech pronunciation: [ˈboskovɪtsɛ] ; German : Boskowitz) is a town in Blansko District in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 12,000 inhabitants.

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Location

The town lies in the Drahanská Highlands, about 30 to 40 kilometres (19 to 25 mi) north of Brno.

History

Boskovice was probably founded in the 11th century and received its town charter in the 14th century. It used to have one of the largest Jewish communities in Moravia.

Until 1918, Boskowitz – Boskovice (Boskowiz in 1850 [2] ) was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), head of the district with the same name, one of the 34 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Moravia. [3]

In 1918, Boskovice became part of independent Czechoslovakia. The period of German occupation lasted from March 1939 until May 1945. During this time, Boskovice was administered as a part of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.

Sights

The large Jewish community lived in a Jewish town from which several houses were preserved, a synagogue, a Jewish cemetery and one original gate.

Culture

Some scenes from Frankenstein's Aunt were shot here.

Notable people

Twin towns – sister cities

Boskovice is twinned with: [4]

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References

  1. "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2020". Czech Statistical Office. 2020-04-30.
  2. Handbook of Austria and Lombardy-Venetia Cancellations on the Postage Stamp Issues 1850–1864, by Edwin Mueller, 1961
  3. Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm Klein, 1967
  4. "Partnerská města" (in Czech). Město Boskovice. Retrieved 2020-09-15.