Zbiroh (Czech pronunciation: [ˈzbɪrox]) is a town in Rokycany District in the Plzeň Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 2,500 inhabitants. It lies some 30 km (19 mi) to the east-northeast from the region capital of Plzeň.

Zbiroh
Zbiroh Castle with the town
Zbiroh Castle with the town
Flag of Zbiroh
Coat of arms of Zbiroh
Zbiroh is located in Czech Republic
Zbiroh
Zbiroh
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°51′37″N 13°46′22″E / 49.86028°N 13.77278°E / 49.86028; 13.77278Coordinates: 49°51′37″N 13°46′22″E / 49.86028°N 13.77278°E / 49.86028; 13.77278
Country Czech Republic
RegionPlzeň
DistrictRokycany
First mentioned1230
Government
 • MayorMichal Muravecký
Area
 • Total31.94 km2 (12.33 sq mi)
Elevation
414 m (1,358 ft)
Population
 (2021-01-01)[1]
 • Total2,508
 • Density79/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
338 08
Websitewww.zbiroh.cz

Administrative partsEdit

Villages of Chotětín, Jablečno, Přísednice and Třebnuška are administrative parts of Zbiroh.

SightsEdit

Zbiroh Castle (now château) is the main local tourist attraction. The well located in Zbiroh Castle, 163 m (535 ft) deep, is the deepest castle well in Europe[2] and third deepest castle well of the world.[citation needed]

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2021". Czech Statistical Office. 2021-04-30.
  2. ^ "Zbiroh – Mysterious Castle of Three Emperors". TresBohemes. 2019-09-22. Retrieved 2020-08-03.