Kamenice nad Lipou

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Location
49°18'11"N
015°04'31"E
Country
 Czech Republic
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Kamenice nad Lipou (Czech pronunciation: [ˈkamɛɲɪtsɛ ˈnad lɪpou]) (German: Kamnitz an der Linde) is a town situated in Pelhřimov District in the Vysočina Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 3,800 inhabitants.

Sights

Its most important sight is a castle. It took part of its name after an ancient linden tree that still grows in the garden adjacent to the castle ("nad lipou" means "above a linden tree"). The tree is believed to be 700–900 years old. A famous Jindřichův Hradec–Obrataň narrow gauge railway runs through the town.

Notable people

Vítězslav Novák (1870–1949), composer

Honors

On 14 May 2021, asteroid 100728 Kamenice n Lipou, discovered by astronomers Miloš Tichý and Zdeněk Moravec at Kleť Observatory in 1998, was named by the Working Group Small Body Nomenclature in honor of the town.
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