|o Mayor||Martin ?ervený|
|o Total||20.58 km2 (7.95 sq mi)|
|Elevation||461 m (1,512 ft)|
|o Density||150/km2 (380/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
Volyn? is a town in Strakonice District in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 3,000 inhabitants. The town centre is well preserved and is protected by law as an urban monument zone.
Villages of ?ern?tice, Ra?í, Starov and Zechovice are administrative parts of Volyn?. ?ern?tice and Ra?í form an exclave of the municipal territory.
Volyn? is located in the middle of Volyn? Upland as a part of Bavorov Hills belong to Bohemian Forest foothills, and is often named as The gateway to the Bohemian Forest. The river Voly?ka flows through the town and is named after the town.
The first written note about the town is from 1271 but the first signs of permanent habitation near the ford at the same place dates from 9th and 10th centuries. In 1299 provost Old?ich granted the settlement town rights. Volyn? was an important stop on the trade way from Passau to Písek. Most common trade articles were salt, craft work or sheep. The town grew constantly until Thirty Years' War when the trade routes changed.
The town is known as a local centre of education. Apart from preschool education and a primary/secondary school, there is Higher Vocational School and Secondary Industrial School. It was founded in 1864.
The historic town centre is formed by Svobody Square and adjacent streets. The main landmark of the square is the Renaissance town hall, built between 1521 and 1529. Other historical buildings include Gothic fortress from the 14th century, Church of All Saints from same period, Church of the Transfiguration was built between 1580 and 1618 and Jewish synagogue was built in 1939. A Marian column is located in the middle of town square from 1760 or original swimming pool from 1939-1941.