Kvítkov

Kvítkov is a village in the Czech Republic. It is located in the Česká Lípa District. As of 2014, there were 240 residents living in the village.[1]

Kvítkov
Village
Flag of Kvítkov
Coat of arms of Kvítkov
Kvítkov is located in Czech Republic
Kvítkov
Kvítkov
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°39′01″N 14°29′35″E / 50.6502777778°N 14.4930555556°E / 50.6502777778; 14.4930555556Coordinates: 50°39′01″N 14°29′35″E / 50.6502777778°N 14.4930555556°E / 50.6502777778; 14.4930555556
Country Czech Republic
RegionLiberec Region
DistrictČeská Lípa District
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

HistoryEdit

The first written mention of the village comes from 1295. At that time, the village was owned by Jan of Kvítkov.[2] On 1 December 1991, the municipality was given the legal status as a town.[3]

AgricultureEdit

Kvítkov has been known for its fertile soils and agricultural importance. However, the gardens around the village are often neglected and buildings replace them.[4]

LandmarksEdit

Church of St. James the ElderEdit

The Church of St. James the Elder is a baroque church located in the village. It was built in the 18th century. It has been believed that the architect and builder of the church was Václav Špaček.[5]

Kvítkov castleEdit

A castle ruin name Kvítkov has been protected as a cultural monument since 1965. No written sources have been preserved about the castle. Few archaeological finds date back to the end of the fourteenth or early fifteenth century, when the village belonged to the Vlků family from Kvítkov.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Czech Statistical Office - Population in Municipalities of the Czech Republic as at 1 January 2014
  2. ^ Bohumil, Daniel (2006). Gardens near Česká Lípa. p. 179.
  3. ^ "Obec Kvítkov". www.kvitkov.cz. Retrieved 2020-07-20.
  4. ^ "Kvítkov". Modlany.
  5. ^ Macek, Peter (2007). Baroque architect Václav Špaček (1689-1751).
  6. ^ Durdik, Tomas (2002). Illustrated encyclopedia of Czech castles: Appendices. Prague. pp. 52, 53.