Litenčice (German: Litentschitz) is a market town in Kroměříž District in the Zlín Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 500 inhabitants.

Litenčice
View from Litenčice Castle
View from Litenčice Castle
Flag of Litenčice
Coat of arms of Litenčice
Litenčice is located in Czech Republic
Litenčice
Litenčice
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°12′8″N 17°12′30″E / 49.20222°N 17.20833°E / 49.20222; 17.20833Coordinates: 49°12′8″N 17°12′30″E / 49.20222°N 17.20833°E / 49.20222; 17.20833
Country Czech Republic
RegionZlín
DistrictKroměříž
First mentioned1141
Area
 • Total10.51 km2 (4.06 sq mi)
Elevation
358 m (1,175 ft)
Population
 (2020-01-01[1])
 • Total463
 • Density44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
768 13
Websitewww.litencice.com

GeographyEdit

The town is located within the Litenčice Hills in the historic Moravia region, approximately 18 kilometres (11 mi) south-west of Kroměříž, 34 km (21 mi) west of Zlín, and 224 km (139 mi) south-east of Prague.

HistoryEdit

 
Litenčice Castle

Archaeological findings of an early medieval burial site denote a settlement already during the Great Moravian realm. Lutincicih was first mentioned in an 1141 deed issued by Jindřich Zdík, Bishop of Olomouc, in a rental of the Spytihněv archdeaconry.[2]

From the mid 14th century, Lyvtenczicz Castle served as the seat of several Moravian noble families. First documented in 1437, when it was held by the Zástřizl dynasty, it was largely rebuilt as a Baroque palace in the 17th century under Péter Pázmány, Archbishop of Esztergom.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2020". Czech Statistical Office. 2020-04-30.
  2. ^ "Historie". litencice.com (in Czech). Městys Litenčice. Retrieved 2020-09-02.