Malé Svatoňovice

Malé Svatoňovice (Czech pronunciation: [ˈmalɛː ˈsvatoɲovɪtsɛ]; German: Klein Schwadowitz) is a municipality and village in Trutnov District in the Hradec Králové Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 1,500 inhabitants. It lies in the Jestřebí hory mountain range. It is known as the birthplace of a notable Czech writer Karel Čapek.

Malé Svatoňovice
Church of Seven Joys of the Virgin Mary
Church of Seven Joys of the Virgin Mary
Flag of Malé Svatoňovice
Coat of arms of Malé Svatoňovice
Malé Svatoňovice is located in Czech Republic
Malé Svatoňovice
Malé Svatoňovice
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°32′3″N 16°3′1″E / 50.53417°N 16.05028°E / 50.53417; 16.05028Coordinates: 50°32′3″N 16°3′1″E / 50.53417°N 16.05028°E / 50.53417; 16.05028
Country Czech Republic
RegionHradec Králové
DistrictTrutnov
First mentioned1357
Government
 • MayorVladimír Provazník
Area
 • Total6.74 km2 (2.60 sq mi)
Elevation
441 m (1,447 ft)
Population
 (2021-01-01)[1]
 • Total1,495
 • Density220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
542 34
Websitewww.malesvatonovice.cz

Administrative partsEdit

Villages of Odolov, Petrovice and Strážkovice are administrative parts of Malé Svatoňovice.

TransportEdit

There is a large railway station, built in 1857–1859 for use in the coal mining industry.[2]

SightsEdit

In the square of Malé Svatoňovice is the Baroque Church of Seven Joys of the Virgin Mary from 1734. The church was built on the site of seven springs with allegedly healing effects and became a pilgrimage site. The springs now rise in the chapel, which was built in 1732. The church was rebuilt in 1830–1831 into its current form. In the upper part of the municipality are Stations of the Cross with seven chapels.[3]

There is the Čapek Brothers Museum in the birth house of Karel Čapek. Karel's brother Josef was the first Czech Cubist, and some of his work is also displayed in the museum.[4]

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2021". Czech Statistical Office. 2021-04-30.
  2. ^ "Výročí 160 let provozu trati Jaroměř – Česká Skalice – Malé Svatoňovice" (in Czech). Železniční muzeum Výtopna Jaroměř. 2019-05-27. Retrieved 2021-09-22.
  3. ^ "Poutní kostel Sedmi radostí Panny Marie a Studánka" (in Czech). Obec Malé Svatoňovice. Retrieved 2021-09-22.
  4. ^ "Muzeum bratří Čapků" (in Czech). Obec Malé Svatoňovice. Retrieved 2021-09-22.

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