Štětí

Town in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic
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50°27′11″N 14°22′27″E / 50.45306°N 14.37417°E / 50.45306; 14.37417Coordinates: 50°27′11″N 14°22′27″E / 50.45306°N 14.37417°E / 50.45306; 14.37417Country Czech RepublicRegionÚstí nad LabemDistrictLitoměřiceFirst mentioned1312Government
 • MayorTomáš Ryšánek (ČSSD)Area
 • Total53.90 km2 (20.81 sq mi)Elevation
155 m (509 ft)Population
 (2022-01-01)[1]
 • Total8,438 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)Time zoneUTC+1 (CET) • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)Postal codes
411 08, 411 73
Websitewww.steti.cz

Štětí (Czech pronunciation: [ˈʃtʲɛtiː]; German: Wegstädtl) is a town in Litoměřice District in the Ústí nad Labem Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 8,400 inhabitants.

Administrative parts

Villages of Brocno, Čakovice, Chcebuz, Hněvice, Počeplice, Radouň, Stračí, Újezd and Veselí are administrative parts of Štětí.

Etymology

The town's name is derived from the Old Czech word ščetie, which was a term for the poles driven into the swampy terrain as a basis for the upper construction.[2]

Geography

Štětí is located about 19 kilometres (12 mi) southeast of Litoměřice and 38 km (24 mi) north of Prague. It lies on the border of the Lower Eger Table and Ralsko Uplands. The highest point is the hill Újezdský Špičák at 348 metres (1,142 ft). The town is situated on the right bank of the Elbe River.

History

The first written mention of Štětí is from 1312. In 1549, it was promoted to a town.[2]

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±%
18694,855—    
18805,137+5.8%
18905,056−1.6%
19004,902−3.0%
19104,796−2.2%
YearPop.±%
19214,969+3.6%
19304,982+0.3%
19503,628−27.2%
19615,724+57.8%
19707,016+22.6%
YearPop.±%
19809,054+29.0%
19918,571−5.3%
20019,197+7.3%
20118,852−3.8%
20218,320−6.0%
Source: Censuses[3][4]

Economy

Paper mill

Štětí is known as an industrial centre. In the town there is the largest paper mill in the Czech Republic. The paper mill is a part of the Mondi group.[5]

Sights

Church of Saints Simon and Jude

The most significant building is the Church of Saints Simon and Jude. Originally it was built in the 14th century, but it was destroyed by a flood in 1784 and rebuilt in 1785.[2]

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2022". Czech Statistical Office. 2022-04-29.
  2. ^ a b c "Historie města Štětí" (in Czech). Město Štětí. Retrieved 2021-07-23.
  3. ^ "Historický lexikon obcí České republiky 1869–2011 – Okres Litoměřice" (in Czech). Czech Statistical Office. 2015-12-21. pp. 13–14.
  4. ^ "Population Census 2021: Population by sex". Public Database. Czech Statistical Office. 2021-03-27.
  5. ^ "Koncern Mondi investuje devět miliard do modernizace Papíren Štětí" (in Czech). iDnes. 2017-09-07. Retrieved 2020-08-17.

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