Trhová Kamenice

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Location
49°47'18"N
015°49'00"E
Country
 Czech Republic
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Description

Trhová Kamenice is a market town in Chrudim District in the Pardubice Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 900 inhabitants.

Administrative parts

Villages and hamlets of Hluboká, Kameničky, Petrkov 3.díl, Polom, Rohozná and Zubří are administrative parts of Trhová Kamenice.

History

The first written mention of this area is in a donation deed from 1242. A settlement was founded here probably by the monastery at Vilémov. At the end of the 14th century, the ironworks were founded and the production of charcoal started. In the 15th century, the economical development occurred and in 1499, Trhová Kamenice became a market townOn 8 May 1945, when Trhová Kamenice was under Nazi occupation, several Nazi troops were passing through the market town from Chrudim back to Nazi Germany and massacred 14 people while finding resistance partisans.

Notable people

František Šmahel (born 1934), historian

Twin towns – sister cities

Trhová Kamenice is twinned with: Oberembrach, Switzerland
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