Benešov nad Ploučnicí (German: Bensen) is a town in Děčín District in the Ústí nad Labem Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 3,600 inhabitants. The town centre with the castle complex is well preserved and is protected by law as an urban monument zone.
Benešov nad Ploučnicí
|Region||Ústí nad Labem|
|• Mayor||Petr Jansa|
|• Total||9.77 km2 (3.77 sq mi)|
|Elevation||210 m (690 ft)|
|• Density||370/km2 (950/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
The village of Ovesná is an administrative part of Benešov nad Ploučnicí.
The first written mention of Benešov is from 1311. The town was probably founded in the 1230s. Existence of the church is first mentioned in 1352.
The town is known for its castle complex, made up of seven buildings in the Saxon Renaissance style. It contains two castles (called Dolní and Horní – "Upper" and "Lower"), Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, Chapel of the Sorrowful Mother of God, and three houses. The complex was built by the Salhausen noble family in the 16th century.
Twin towns – sister citiesEdit
- Heidenau, Germany
- "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2022". Czech Statistical Office. 2022-04-29.
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- "Zámek" (in Czech). Město Benešov nad Ploučnicí. Retrieved 2021-07-15.
- "Partnerská města" (in Czech). Město Benešov nad Ploučnicí. Retrieved 2021-07-15.