Buchlovice (German: Buchlowitz) is a market town in Uherské Hradiště District in the Zlín Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 2,400 inhabitants.

Buchlovice
View from Buchlov Castle
View from Buchlov Castle
Flag of Buchlovice
Coat of arms of Buchlovice
Buchlovice is located in Czech Republic
Buchlovice
Buchlovice
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°5′11″N 17°20′19″E / 49.08639°N 17.33861°E / 49.08639; 17.33861Coordinates: 49°5′11″N 17°20′19″E / 49.08639°N 17.33861°E / 49.08639; 17.33861
Country Czech Republic
RegionZlín
DistrictUherské Hradiště
First mentioned1207
Area
 • Total31.96 km2 (12.34 sq mi)
Elevation
234 m (768 ft)
Population
 (2022-01-01)[1]
 • Total2,387
 • Density75/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
687 08
Websitewww.buchlovice.cz

GeographyEdit

Buchlovice is located about 9 kilometres (6 mi) west of Uherské Hradiště and 26 km (16 mi) southwest of Zlín. It lies on the border between the Chřiby highlands and Kyjov Hills. The highest point of the municipal territory is the hill Holý kopec, at 548 metres (1,798 ft).

The streams Dlouhá řeka and Buchlovický flows through the municipality. Dlouhá řeka supplies the Sovín Reservoir, located south of the built-up area.

HistoryEdit

The first written mention of Buchlovice is from 1207 in a deed of Ottokar I of Bohemia. The Buchlov castle was first mentioned in 1300. In 1540, Buchlov was bought by the Lords of Zierotin and joined to the Buchlov estate. In 1805, the village was promoted by Emperor Francis II to a market town.[2]

SightsEdit

Buchlovice is known for the baroque Buchlovice Castle in the centre of Buchlovice, and for the Buchlov Castle on the eponymous hill above the market town.

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2022". Czech Statistical Office. 2022-04-29.
  2. ^ "Historie" (in Czech). Městys Buchlovice. Retrieved 2021-12-07.

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