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Town square
Town square
Flag of Doksy
Coat of arms of Doksy
Coat of arms
Doksy is located in Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°33?53?N 14°39?20?E / 50.56472°N 14.65556°E / 50.56472; 14.65556Coordinates: 50°33?53?N 14°39?20?E / 50.56472°N 14.65556°E / 50.56472; 14.65556
Country Czech Republic
District?eská Lípa
First mentioned1293
 o MayorEva Bure?ová
 o Total74.93 km2 (28.93 sq mi)
266 m (873 ft)
 o Total5,186
 o Density69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 o Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
472 01

Doksy (German: Hirschberg am See) is a town in the Liberec Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 5,200 inhabitants.


A hypothesis claims that the Czech name of the town comes from a Celtic word dogs probably meaning swamps or water surface.[2] The German name Hirschberg am See means deer hill by lake. A deer is even seen on the coat of arms of the town.


It lies on the shores of Lake Mácha, and so it is a summer vacation resort. The surroundings are densely forested. Many rock groups (sandstones) are also to be seen nearby.


The town was established along with the nearby Bezd?z Castle by the king Ottokar II of Bohemia in 1264.

Until 1918, Hirschberg in Böhmen was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), in the Dauba (Dubá) district, one of the 94 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Bohemia.[3]

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 Bene? decrees) and replaced by Czech settlers.

Twin towns - sister cities

Doksy is twinned with:[4]


  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities - 1 January 2020". Czech Statistical Office. 2020-04-30.
  2. ^ map (in Czech) - Mách?v kraj. Edice klubu ?eských turist?. 2002.
  3. ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm Klein, 1967
  4. ^ "Partnerská m?sta" (in Czech). M?sto Doksy. Retrieved .

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