Rumburk

Rumburk (Czech pronunciation: [ˈrumburk]; German: Rumburg) is a town in Děčín District in the Ústí nad Labem Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 11,000 inhabitants.

Rumburk
Town
Lusatian square
Lusatian square
Flag of Rumburk
Flag
Coat of arms of Rumburk
Coat of arms
Rumburk is located in Czech Republic
Rumburk
Rumburk
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°57′6″N 14°33′26″E / 50.95167°N 14.55722°E / 50.95167; 14.55722Coordinates: 50°57′6″N 14°33′26″E / 50.95167°N 14.55722°E / 50.95167; 14.55722
Country Czech Republic
RegionÚstí nad Labem
DistrictDěčín
First mentioned1298
Government
 • MayorLumír Kus (ANO)
Area
 • Total24.69 km2 (9.53 sq mi)
Elevation
387 m (1,270 ft)
Population
 (2020-01-01[1])
 • Total11,036
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
408 01
Websitewww.rumburk.cz

The town has a border crossing with the German town of Seifhennersdorf.

HistoryEdit

The first written document mentioning the location comes from 1298. Rumburk was the scene of the Rumburk rebellion in May 1918. Until 1918, Rumburg was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), in the district of the same name, one of the 94 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Bohemia.[2]

In 1938, it was occupied by the Nazi army as one of the municipalities in Sudetenland. The German-speaking population was expelled in 1945 (see the Beneš decrees) and replaced by Czech settlers, using the adapted name Rumburk.

EconomyEdit

Following a number of years of depression after the fall of communism, the region is now poised to become an industrial center again. Rumburk's economy receives a boost thanks to the presence of automotive industry within its borders.

SightsEdit

Rumburk has historical centre with many historical sights, such as an old monastery.

Notable peopleEdit

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Rumburk is twinned with:[3]

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2020". Czech Statistical Office. 2020-04-30.
  2. ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm Klein, 1967
  3. ^ "Ruský generální konzul jednal s hejtmanem o spolupráci s partnerskou Vladimirskou oblastí" (in Czech). Ústecký kraj. 2019-08-13. Retrieved 2020-08-19.