Želízy (German: Schelesen)[2] is a village and municipality in Mělník District in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. Tourist attractions include the Devil's Heads, sculptures from the first half of the 19th century carved in the sandstone above the town.

Želízy
Municipality and village
Center of the village with the former town hall
Center of the village with the former town hall
Flag of Želízy
Coat of arms of Želízy
Želízy is located in Czech Republic
Želízy
Želízy
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°25′N 14°28′E / 50.417°N 14.467°E / 50.417; 14.467Coordinates: 50°25′N 14°28′E / 50.417°N 14.467°E / 50.417; 14.467
Country Czech Republic
RegionCentral Bohemian Region
DistrictMělník District
Area
 • Total11.06 km2 (4.27 sq mi)
Elevation
180 m (590 ft)
Population
 (2020)[1]
 • Total511
 • Density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
277 21
Websitehttps://www.obeczelizy.cz/

In the interwar period the village was a popular resort destination for middle class German-speaking Jews of Prague, including Franz Kafka.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of municipalities of the Czech Republic". Czech Statistical Office. 1 January 2020.
  2. ^ J. Otto, ed. (1908). Ottův slovník naučný. Vol. 27. Praha. p. 797.