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Pr?honice Castle and its park
Pr?honice Castle and its park
Pr?honice is located in Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°0?6?N 14°13?37?E / 50.00167°N 14.22694°E / 50.00167; 14.22694Coordinates: 50°0?6?N 14°13?37?E / 50.00167°N 14.22694°E / 50.00167; 14.22694
Country Czech Republic
RegionCentral Bohemian
First mentioned1187
 o Total7.69 km2 (2.97 sq mi)
306 m (1,004 ft)
 o Total2,902
 o Density380/km2 (980/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
Postal code
252 43

Pr?honice is a municipality and village in Prague-West District in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 2,900 inhabitants. It is known for the Pr?honice Park, which has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

Administrative parts

The village of Rozko? is an administrative part of Pr?honice.


The first written mention of Pr?honice is from 1187, when the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary was consecrated.[2]


Pr?honice Castle Park is one of the most significant castle parks in the Czech Republic. Since 2010 it has a status of a national cultural monument. Later in 2010 it also has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites (as a part of Historic Centre of Prague).[3] It is described as "original masterpiece of garden landscape architecture of worldwide importance".[4] It has area of 250 ha,[5] out of which 211.42 ha is UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was founded in 1885 by Count Arno?t Emanuel Silva Tarouca.[4]

The Romanesque Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary is located in the park. It is the oldest preserved building in the municipality.[6]

The Dendrological Garden was founded in 1970s in the area of 73 ha. There are about 5,000 taxa of woody plants and perennials, which makes it one of the largest collections of ornamental plants in the country.[6]


  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities - 1 January 2021". Czech Statistical Office. 2021-04-30.
  2. ^ "Z historie obce" (in Czech). Obec Pr?honice. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Pr?honický park pronikl mezi památky UNESCO, p?i?adili ho k centru Prahy" (in Czech). iDnes. 2010-08-20. Retrieved .
  4. ^ a b "Historic Centre of Prague". UNESCO. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "The Pr?honice Park". Institute of Botany of the CAS. Retrieved .
  6. ^ a b "Základní informace o obci" (in Czech). Obec Pr?honice. Retrieved .

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