Benešov nad Ploučnicí

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
Míru Square with the town hall
Míru Square with the town hall
Flag of Benešov nad Ploučnicí
Coat of arms of Benešov nad Ploučnicí
Benešov nad Ploučnicí is located in Czech Republic
Benešov nad Ploučnicí
Benešov nad Ploučnicí
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°44′27″N 14°18′23″E / 50.74083°N 14.30639°E / 50.74083; 14.30639Coordinates: 50°44′27″N 14°18′23″E / 50.74083°N 14.30639°E / 50.74083; 14.30639
Country Czech Republic
RegionÚstí nad Labem
DistrictDěčín
First mentioned1311
Government
 • MayorPetr Jansa
Area
 • Total9.77 km2 (3.77 sq mi)
Elevation
210 m (690 ft)
Population
 (2022-01-01)[1]
 • Total3,573
 • Density370/km2 (950/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
407 22
Websitewww.benesovnpl.cz

Administrative partsEdit

The village of Ovesná is an administrative part of Benešov nad Ploučnicí.

GeographyEdit

Benešov nad Ploučnicí is located about 7 kilometres (4 mi) southeast of Děčín. It lies in the Central Bohemian Uplands. The Ploučnice river flows through the town.

HistoryEdit

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.[2]

SightsEdit

 
Upper Castle

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.[3]

Notable peopleEdit

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Benešov nad Ploučnicí is twinned with:[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2022". Czech Statistical Office. 2022-04-29.
  2. ^ "O městě" (in Czech). Město Benešov nad Ploučnicí. Retrieved 2021-07-15.
  3. ^ "Zámek" (in Czech). Město Benešov nad Ploučnicí. Retrieved 2021-07-15.
  4. ^ "Partnerská města" (in Czech). Město Benešov nad Ploučnicí. Retrieved 2021-07-15.

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