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Milevsko (Czech pronunciation: [ˈmɪlɛfsko]; German: Mühlhausen) is a small town in the Czech Republic. It is situated 25 kilometres north-east of Písek. It has approximately 8,300 inhabitants. There is a big machine factory ZVVZ (Závody na výrobu vzduchotechnických zařízení - The Factory for the Production of Air-technic Equipment).

Milevsko
Town
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Milevsko is located in Czech Republic
Milevsko
Milevsko
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°27′3.22″N 14°21′36.02″E / 49.4508944°N 14.3600056°E / 49.4508944; 14.3600056Coordinates: 49°27′3.22″N 14°21′36.02″E / 49.4508944°N 14.3600056°E / 49.4508944; 14.3600056
CountryCzech Republic
RegionSouth Bohemian
DistrictPísek
First mentioned1184
Government
 • MayorIvan Radosta
Area
 • Total42.49 km2 (16.41 sq mi)
Elevation
461 m (1,512 ft)
Population
 (2019-01-01[1])
 • Total8,277
 • Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
399 01
Websitewww.milevsko-mesto.cz

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HistoryEdit

Archeological excavations have shown that the people lived in the area in the Paleolithic times. Other discoveries show occupation in the Bronze Age and the Hallstatt Culture period. During the Migration Period the area was slowly settled by Slavs in the 8th century, driving out the native inhabitants.

The town was, in the 12th century, on the intersection of two merchants routes. The first written mention about Milevsko is from 1184 and three years later a Premonstratensian monastery was built. The following years were the time of prosperity and the monastery became one of the richest monasteries in the Bohemia. Its collapse was connected to a attack by the Hussites, who destroyed it by fire in 1420.

In the 17th and 18th centuries the town was struck by the Black Death.

Until 1918, Mühlhausen bei Tabor - Milevsko (previously Mühlhausen) was part of the lands of Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), The town was principal settlement in the eponymous district which was one of 94 Bezirkshauptmannschaften of Bohemia.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of municipalities of the Czech republic". Czech Statistical Office. Retrieved 2019-04-30.
  2. ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967

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