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Volyn?
Town square
Town square
Flag of Volyn?
Coat of arms of Volyn?
Volyn? is located in Czech Republic
Volyn?
Volyn?
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°9?57?N 13°53?10?E / 49.16583°N 13.88611°E / 49.16583; 13.88611Coordinates: 49°9?57?N 13°53?10?E / 49.16583°N 13.88611°E / 49.16583; 13.88611
Country Czech Republic
RegionSouth Bohemian
DistrictStrakonice
First mentioned1271
Government
 o MayorMartin ?ervený
Area
 o Total20.58 km2 (7.95 sq mi)
Elevation
461 m (1,512 ft)
Population
(2021-01-01)[1]
 o Total3,000
 o Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
387 01
Websitewww.volyne.eu

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.

Administrative parts

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.

Geography

Volyn? is situated around 120 kilometres (75 mi) south of Prague, roughly midway between Strakonice and Vimperk.

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.[2] The river Voly?ka flows through the town and is named after the town.

History

Town hall

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.

Education

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.[3]

Sights

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.[4][5]

Notable people

Twin towns - sister cities

Volyn? is twinned with:[6]

References

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities - 1 January 2021". Czech Statistical Office. 2021-04-30.
  2. ^ http://www.csop.cz/docs/up/seznam-fytogeografickych-oblasti-cr.pdf
  3. ^ "Historie ?koly" (in Czech). Vyí odborná ?kola a St?ední pr?myslová ?kola Volyn?. Retrieved .
  4. ^ The Region of South Bohemia-Strakonice Area ISBN 80-7316-180-X
  5. ^ "Basic City Info". volyne.info. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Partne?i v zahrani?í" (in Czech). M?sto Volyn?. Retrieved .

External links


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