Hrob

Town in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic
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50°39′32″N 13°43′28″E / 50.65889°N 13.72444°E / 50.65889; 13.72444Coordinates: 50°39′32″N 13°43′28″E / 50.65889°N 13.72444°E / 50.65889; 13.72444Country Czech RepublicRegionÚstí nad LabemDistrictTepliceFirst mentioned1282Government
 • MayorJiří FürstArea
 • Total11.11 km2 (4.29 sq mi)Elevation
356 m (1,168 ft)Population
 (2022-01-01)[1]
 • Total2,015 • Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)Time zoneUTC+1 (CET) • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)Postal code
417 04
Websitewww.mestohrob.cz

Hrob (German: Klostergrab) is a town in Teplice District in the Ústí nad Labem Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 2,000 inhabitants.

Administrative parts

The town part of Verneřice and villages of Křižanov and Mlýny are administrative parts of Hrob.

Etymology

The word hrob means "grave" in modern Czech, but this is just a coincidence. The original German name wasGrap, later modified to Grab and transcribed into Czech as Hrob. The word grap was probably a term for a prospector's trench for search of silver ores.[2]

Geography

Hrob is located about 7 kilometres (4 mi) west of Teplice and 21 km (13 mi) west of Ústí nad Labem. The southern part of the municipal territory with the built-up area lies in the Most Basin, the northern part lies in the Ore Mountains. Artificial lakes Otakar and Barbora are located south of the town.

History

The first written mention of Hrob is from 1282.[2]

Sights

The most notable building is the Church of Saint Barbara. The original Gothic church was founded in 1228, but was damaged during the Hussite Wars and destroyed during the Thirty Years' Wars. It was then renewed in 1637 and rebuilt into its current pseudo-Gothic form in the 19th century.[3]

Gallery

  • Evangelic church

    Evangelic church

  • Town hall

    Town hall

References

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2022". Czech Statistical Office. 2022-04-29.
  2. ^ a b "O městě" (in Czech). Město Hrob. Retrieved 2022-07-31.
  3. ^ "Měststké turistické okruhy" (in Czech). Town Infocentre of Hrob. Retrieved 2022-07-31.

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