Sezimovo Ústí (Czech pronunciation: [ˈsɛzɪmovo ˈuːsciː]; German: Alttabor) is a town in the South Bohemian Region, Czech Republic. It is located approximately 83 km south of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, and 60 km north of České Budějovice, the capital of the South Bohemian Region.

Sezimovo Ústí
Town
General view of Sezimovo Ústí from the west
General view of Sezimovo Ústí from the west
Flag of Sezimovo Ústí
Flag
Coat of arms of Sezimovo Ústí
Coat of arms
Sezimovo Ústí is located in Czech Republic
Sezimovo Ústí
Sezimovo Ústí
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°23′7″N 14°41′4″E / 49.38528°N 14.68444°E / 49.38528; 14.68444Coordinates: 49°23′7″N 14°41′4″E / 49.38528°N 14.68444°E / 49.38528; 14.68444
CountryCzech Republic
RegionSouth Bohemian
DistrictTábor
First mentioned1250
Government
 • MayorMartin Doležal
Area
 • Total8.46 km2 (3.27 sq mi)
Elevation
399 m (1,309 ft)
Population
 (2019-01-01[1])
 • Total7,257
 • Density860/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
391 01
Websitewww.sezimovo-usti.cz

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HistoryEdit

The first mention of Sezimovo Ústí is from 1250, which means that the city was established in 13th century. In 1277 the city expanded because of the arrival of people from nearby Tábor which had been burnt down.

Sezimovo Ústí and particularly Kozí hrádek is closely connected to the Hussites. Jan Hus, the man who inspired the Hussite movement, lived there in 1414 and preached at Kozí hrádek.

In 1939 the entrepreneur Tomáš Baťa began building a new district of Sezimovo Ústí, nowadays called Sezimovo Ústí 2. Baťa built a factory as well as accommodation and infrastructure for his employees at the factory.

Sezimovo Ústí is divided into two parts which are very closely connected and work together as one city. The history of Sezimovo Ústí 1 goes back to medieval times, while Sezimovo Ústí 2 is much younger.

SightsEdit

Kozí hrádekEdit

This ruin of a castle is situated near Sezimovo Ústí. It is not exactly known when it was built, but it was first mentioned in 1377. This castle is an important cultural heritage site, built in Gothic style. Nowadays the ruins are accessible. It is most known for being the place where Jan Hus carried out his activities.

Villa of Edvard BenešEdit

Edvard Beneš was the second president of Czechoslovakia. This villa in Sezimovo Ústí was his favourite place of recreation, and the site of his burial. The villa and its garden on the confluence of the river Lužnice and Kozský potok are open to the public.

SportsEdit

Sezimovo Ústí has one swimming pool. This swimming pool has an atypical cleaning system secured by special microorganisms able to reduce the dirt, eliminating the need to use chlorine or other chemicals.

The main sport clubs in Sezimovo Ústí are TJ Spartak MAS and TJ Sokol Sezimovo Ústí.

Notable peopleEdit

International relationsEdit

Twin towns — Sister citiesEdit

Sezimovo Ústí is twinned with:[2]

Sezimovo Ústí is also part of the Commonwealth of towns with hussite past and tradition, along with other 11 Czech and 6 German municipalities.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of municipalities of the Czech republic". Czech Statistical Office. Retrieved 2019-04-30.
  2. ^ http://www.sezimovo-usti.cz/turisticke-informace-spoluprace-mest
  3. ^ http://www.husitskamesta.net/mesta.html

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