Prachatice District

Prachatice District (Czech: okres Prachatice) is a district (okres) within South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. Its capital is Prachatice.

Prachatice District
Okres Prachatice
Prachatice
District location in the South Bohemian Region within the Czech Republic
District location in the South Bohemian Region within the Czech Republic
CountryCzech Republic
RegionSouth Bohemian
CapitalPrachatice
Area
 • Total1,375.03 km2 (530.90 sq mi)
Population
 (2019-01-01[1])
 • Total50,971
 • Density37/km2 (96/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Municipalities65
* Towns6
* Market towns4
* Villages55

HistoryEdit

A German minority historically used to live in Prachatice, composing 47% of the region's population by 1930.[2] After the Second World War, the German populations were expelled, and the district experienced a notable demographic change as more ethnic Czechs were settled in the region.[3][4]

After the German occupation of Czechoslovakia had ceased, the district's economy and society were ruined by the war, with the population constituting 55% less than what it was in 1930.[5]

EconomyEdit

The Glass and Wood industries were historically the primary occupations in the district.[2]

Complete list of municipalitiesEdit

Babice - Bohumilice - Bohunice - Borová Lada - Bošice - Budkov - Buk - Bušanovice - Chlumany - Chroboly - Chvalovice - Čkyně - Drslavice - Dub - Dvory - Horní Vltavice - Hracholusky - Husinec - Kratušín - Křišťanov - Ktiš - Kubova Huť - Kvilda - Lažiště - Lčovice - Lenora - Lhenice - Lipovice - Lužice - Mahouš - Malovice - Mičovice - Nebahovy - Němčice - Netolice - Nicov - Nová Pec - Nové Hutě - Olšovice - Pěčnov - Prachatice - Radhostice - Stachy - Stožec - Strážný - Strunkovice nad Blanicí - Šumavské Hoštice - Svatá Maří - Těšovice - Tvrzice - Újezdec - Vacov - Vimperk - Vitějovice - Vlachovo Březí - Volary - Vrbice - Záblatí - Zábrdí - Zálezly - Zbytiny - Zdíkov - Žárovná - Želnava - Žernovice

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of municipalities of the Czech republic". Czech Statistical Office. Retrieved 2019-04-30.
  2. ^ a b "Geblieben-Deutsche in Prachatice/Prachatitz und Umgebung nach dem Jahr 1945". University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice (in Czech): 29.
  3. ^ Štemberková, Růžena Štemberková (2013). "Cross-border cooperation: a case study of the districts of Prachatice (CZ) and Freyung-Grafenau (D)" (PDF). Geograficky casopis.
  4. ^ Sichingerová, Hana. "Tisk na Prachaticku v letech 1945-1948" (PDF). Charles University.
  5. ^ "Geblieben-Deutsche in Prachatice/Prachatitz und Umgebung nach dem Jahr 1945". University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice (in Czech): 30.

Coordinates: 49°00′46″N 13°59′50″E / 49.01278°N 13.99722°E / 49.01278; 13.99722