Tochovice

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Tochovice
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°35′44″N13°59′33″E / 49.59556°N 13.99250°E / 49.59556; 13.99250 Coordinates: 49°35′44″N13°59′33″E / 49.59556°N 13.99250°E / 49.59556; 13.99250
CountryFlag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
Region Central Bohemian
District Příbram
First mentioned1305
Area
  Total11.86 km2 (4.58 sq mi)
Elevation
487 m (1,598 ft)
Population
 (2022-01-01) [1]
  Total626
  Density53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
262 81
Website www.tochovice.cz

Tochovice is a municipality and village in Příbram District in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 600 inhabitants.

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Administrative parts

The village of Hořejany is an administrative part of Tochovice.

Geography

Tochovice is located about 8 kilometres (5 mi) south of Příbram and 54 km (34 mi) southwest of Prague. It lies in the Benešov Uplands. The highest point is at 528 m (1,732 ft) above sea level. There are several ponds in the municipal territory, the largest of them is Zákostelecký.

History

The first written mention of Tochovice is from 1305, when King Wenceslaus II donated the village to the Ostrov Monastery in Davle. [2]

Sport

There is a racecourse for horse racing in Tochovice. It was founded in 1964 and the track is 1,420 m (4,660 ft) long. [3]

Sights

The landmark of Tochovice is the Tochovice Castle. It was originally a Renaissance fortress, rebuilt into the late Baroque castle. The castle was then extended and rebuilt in the early Neoclassical style in 1821–1823. The castle is surrounded by a park. [4]

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References

  1. "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2022". Czech Statistical Office. 2022-04-29.
  2. "Historie" (in Czech). Obec Tochovice. Retrieved 2023-02-26.
  3. "Dostihové závodiště" (in Czech). Obec Tochovice. Retrieved 2023-02-26.
  4. "Zámek" (in Czech). National Heritage Institute. Retrieved 2023-02-26.