Skalná

Skalná (Czech pronunciation: [ˈskalnaː]; Vildštejn (until 1950), German: Wildstein) is a town in the Karlovy Vary Region of the Czech Republic, in proximity of German border. It has a population of about 2,000. Most of the area lies in the Cheb basin, in the nord it's located first hills of Smrčiny.

Skalná
Town
View on the town
View on the town
Flag of Skalná
Flag
Coat of arms of Skalná
Coat of arms
Skalná is located in Czech Republic
Skalná
Skalná
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°10′14″N 12°21′41″E / 50.17056°N 12.36139°E / 50.17056; 12.36139Coordinates: 50°10′14″N 12°21′41″E / 50.17056°N 12.36139°E / 50.17056; 12.36139
Country Czech Republic
RegionKarlovy Vary
DistrictCheb
Founded12th century
Government
 • MayorRita Skalová (ODS)
Area
 • Total23.44 km2 (9.05 sq mi)
Elevation
465 m (1,526 ft)
Population
 (2020-01-01[1])
 • Total1,988
 • Density85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
351 34
Websitewww.skalna.cz

PartsEdit

Villages Kateřina (Katharinadorf), Starý Rybník (Altenteich), Vonšov (Fonsau) and Zelená (Grün) are administrative parts of Skalná.

SightsEdit

  • Romanesque Vildštejn Castle
  • Baroque Church of John the Baptist
  • National Nature Reservation SOOS

Notable peopleEdit

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Skalná is twinned with:[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2020". Czech Statistical Office. 2020-04-30.
  2. ^ "Home Page". skalna.cz (in Czech). Město Skalná. Retrieved 2020-07-23.

External linksEdit