Trhový Štěpánov

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Location
49°42'00"N
015°00'00"E
Country
 Czech Republic
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Description

Trhový Štěpánov (until 1912 Štěpánov; German: Markt Stiepanau) is a town in Benešov District in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 1,400 inhabitants.

Administrative parts

Villages of Dalkovice, Dubějovice, Sedmpány, Střechov nad Sázavou and Štěpánovská Lhota are administrative parts of Trhový Štěpánov.

Geography

Trhový Štěpánov is located about 24 kilometres (15 mi) east of Benešov and 51 km (32 mi) southeast of Prague. It lies in the Vlašim Uplands.

History

The first written mention of Štěpánov is from 1108. It was probably founded before 995. The settlement was promoted to a town in 1290. In 1912, Štěpánov was renamed Trhový Štěpánov.

Transport

The D1 motorway passes around the town.

Sights

The landmark of the town is the Church of Saint Bartholomew. It is a Gothic church from the 13th or 14th century, with Baroque modifications from around 1704. In 1856–1859, the wooden part of the tower was replaced by a brick in the pseudo-Gothic style.
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