Bulhary (Břeclav District)

Bulhary (before 1949 Pulgary; German: Pulgram) is a municipality and village in Břeclav District in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 700 inhabitants. It lies on the Thaya river. Bulhary is partly located within the Lednice–Valtice Cultural Landscape, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Bulhary
Aerial view from the northwest
Aerial view from the northwest
Flag of Bulhary
Coat of arms of Bulhary
Bulhary is located in Czech Republic
Bulhary
Bulhary
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 48°49′53″N 16°44′55″E / 48.83139°N 16.74861°E / 48.83139; 16.74861Coordinates: 48°49′53″N 16°44′55″E / 48.83139°N 16.74861°E / 48.83139; 16.74861
Country Czech Republic
RegionSouth Moravian
DistrictBřeclav
First mentioned1244
Area
 • Total15.16 km2 (5.85 sq mi)
Elevation
170 m (560 ft)
Population
 (2022-01-01)[1]
 • Total714
 • Density47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
691 89
Websitewww.bulhary.cz

HistoryEdit

The area of the village and its surroundings has been inhabited since time immemorial due to the fertile soil and proximity to the river. At the hill Syslí kopec is an archeological site where the remains of mammoth hunters weapons (28–24,000 years BC old) were found. The first written mention of Bulhary is from 1244.[2]

EconomyEdit

Bulhary is known for viticulture. The municipality lies in the Mikulovská wine subregion. The tradition dates back to the 13th century. There are about 98 hectares (240 acres) of vineyards.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2022". Czech Statistical Office. 2022-04-29.
  2. ^ "Historie obce Bulhary" (in Czech). Obec Bulhary. Retrieved 2021-11-27.
  3. ^ "Vinařství v obci Bulhary" (in Czech). Obec Bulhary. Retrieved 2021-11-27.

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