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Dobřichovice is a town in Prague-West District, Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic. It lies on both banks of the river Berounka, about 25 kilometres (16 mi) south-west of Prague. Dobřichovice is situated half way between Prague and Karlštejn Castle, one of the most famous landmarks in the Czech Republic. Dobřichovice has about 3,000 permanent inhabitants and several hundred temporary inhabitants (mainly from Prague) coming to spend the weekend at cottages scattered by the waterside.

Dobřichovice
Town
Dobřichovice Castle
Dobřichovice Castle
Flag of Dobřichovice
Flag
Coat of arms of Dobřichovice
Coat of arms
Dobřichovice is located in Czech Republic
Dobřichovice
Dobřichovice
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°55′39″N 14°16′38″E / 49.92750°N 14.27722°E / 49.92750; 14.27722Coordinates: 49°55′39″N 14°16′38″E / 49.92750°N 14.27722°E / 49.92750; 14.27722
CountryCzech Republic
RegionCentral Bohemian
DistrictPraha-západ
First mentioned1253
Government
 • MayorPetr Hampl
Area
 • Total10.91 km2 (4.21 sq mi)
Elevation
205 m (673 ft)
Population
 (2011-06-10)
 • Total3,374
 • Density310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
252 29
Websitewww.dobrichovice.cz/

The Prague–BerounPlzeň railway line is situated on the right bank of the Berounka river, and has a stop in Dobřichovice.

In August 2002 a significant part of Dobřichovice was flooded by the river and more than 200 houses in Dobřichovice were severely damaged up to the ground floor. The flood also destroyed a 30-year-old footbridge which has since been replaced by a new one, funded by the European Phare fund. 2012 saw the nation's highest ever recorded temperature in the town, with the heat registering 40.4 degrees celsius on 20 August.[1]

Dobřichovice was proclaimed a town by the Czech parliament in 2006.

Castle of Dobřichovice
Sgraffito on the façade of Dobřichovice castle showing coat of arms of the Knights of the Cross with the Red Star

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  1. ^ "Extreme value analysis in climatology" (PDF). Retrieved 23 August 2014.