Spálené Poříčí

Spálené Poříčí (Czech pronunciation: [ˈspaːlɛnɛː ˈpor̝iːtʃiː]; German: Brennporitschen) is a town in Plzeň-South District in the Plzeň Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 2,900 inhabitants. It lies some 20 km (12 mi) to the South-East from the region capital of Plzeň. The town centre is well preserved and is protected by law as urban monument zone.

Spálené Poříčí
Town hall
Town hall
Flag of Spálené Poříčí
Coat of arms of Spálené Poříčí
Spálené Poříčí is located in Czech Republic
Spálené Poříčí
Spálené Poříčí
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°36′51″N 13°36′20″E / 49.61417°N 13.60556°E / 49.61417; 13.60556Coordinates: 49°36′51″N 13°36′20″E / 49.61417°N 13.60556°E / 49.61417; 13.60556
Country Czech Republic
RegionPlzeň
DistrictPlzeň-South
First mentioned1239
Government
 • MayorJindřich Jindřich
Area
 • Total57.82 km2 (22.32 sq mi)
Elevation
417 m (1,368 ft)
Population
 (2021-01-01)[1]
 • Total2,873
 • Density50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal codes
335 61, 335 62
Websitewww.spaleneporici.cz

Administrative partsEdit

Villages of Číčov, Hořehledy, Hořice, Karlov, Lipnice, Lučiště, Struhaře, Těnovice, Vlkov and Záluží are administrative parts of Spálené Poříčí.

HistoryEdit

The first written mention of Poříčí is from 1239. Since the 17th century, the town is called Spálené Poříčí because of many large fires that damaged the town (spálené = "burnt" in Czech).[2]

SightsEdit

 
Spálené Poříčí Castle

The Spálené Poříčí Castle replaced an original Gothic keep in 1617. It is partly open to the public.[3]

The Church of Saint Nicolas was originally built in the 14th century. It was rebuilt several times, its current look is from 1882.[4]

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Spálené Poříčí is twinned with:[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2021". Czech Statistical Office. 2021-04-30.
  2. ^ "Historie" (in Czech). Město Spálené Poříčí. Retrieved 2021-06-07.
  3. ^ "Zámek Spálené Poříčí" (in Czech). Město Spálené Poříčí. Retrieved 2021-06-07.
  4. ^ "Kostel sv. Mikuláše" (in Czech). Město Spálené Poříčí. Retrieved 2021-06-07.
  5. ^ "Návštěva partnerské obce Ralbitz-Rosenthal, 28.–30.6.2019". spaleneporici.cz (in Czech). Město Spálené Poříčí. July 2019. Retrieved 2020-07-28.

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