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Horní Jiřetín

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- summer (DST)  CEST (UTC+2)
Area  39.85 km²
Elevation  280 m
Local time  Tuesday 9:40 PM
Horní Jiřetín httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommons44
Weather  7°C, Wind W at 21 km/h, 79% Humidity
Points of interest  Schloss Jezeří, Jezerka, Bývalá vodárna Jezeří

Horní Jiřetín ( [ˈɦorɲiː jɪr̝ɛciːn]; German: Obergeorgenthal) is a Czech town with 2 183 inhabitants in Most District, in the Ústí nad Labem Region in the foothills of the Ore Mountains on the border with Germany.


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Horní Jiřetín is located approximately 8 km away from Most, 10 km from Litvínov, 40 km from Ústí nad Labem and 90 km from the Czech capital of Prague.


The first documented reference to this municipality is from 1263 when the village Jorenthal is mentioned as being on the road to Saxony. At the time, the village was mainly governed by the Duchcov-based Lobkowicz family. In the 16th century, iron ore was discovered nearby at Červená Jáma. At the end of the 17th century, the village was hit by the bubonic plague and at the end of the 18th, it suffered from a steep financial decline due to war.

After World War II the local German population was expelled.

In 2015, the nearby ČSA surface mining operation requested breaking the mining limits imposed on them. This would lead to the demolition of various towns in the region, including Horní Jiřetín.

Notable people

  • Walter Womacka (1925 – 2010), artist
  • Vladimír Buřt (b. 1964), ecologist
  • Franz Joseph Glæser (b. 1798), composer
  • Municipal parts

  • Černice (Tschernitz )
  • Dolní Jiřetín (Niedergeorgenthal )
  • Horní Jiřetín (Obergeorgenthal )
  • Jezeří (Eisenberg )
  • Mariánské Údolí (Marienthal )
  • Twin towns — Sister cities

    Horní Jiřetín is twinned with:

  • Battenberg, Hesse, Germany
  • References

    Horní Jiřetín Wikipedia

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