Pec (Domažlice District)

Pec (Czech pronunciation: [ˈpɛts]; German: Hochofen) is a village and municipality in the Plzeň Region of the Czech Republic, located about 8 km west-southwest from Domažlice at the foot of the Český les mountains. The population as of 2007 was 246.

Pec
Pec pod Čerchovem
Village
Preserved wooden house in Pec
Preserved wooden house in Pec
Etymology: furnace
Pec is located in Czech Republic
Pec
Pec
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°23′54″N 12°49′52″E / 49.39833°N 12.83111°E / 49.39833; 12.83111Coordinates: 49°23′54″N 12°49′52″E / 49.39833°N 12.83111°E / 49.39833; 12.83111
CountryCzech Republic
RegionPlzeň
DistrictDomažlice
Founded1652
Government
 • MayorJanek Robert
Area
 • Total7.95 km2 (3.07 sq mi)
Elevation
507 m (1,663 ft)
Population
 (2007-12-31)
 • Total246
 • Density31/km2 (80/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
344 01
Websitehttp://obecpec.cz/

HistoryEdit

The settlement is of relatively young origin, it evolved next to ironworks with blast furnace founded around 1652.