České Budějovice

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České Budějovice
City
Town centre from the air

Flag

Coat of arms
Coordinates: 48°58′29″N 14°28′29″E / 48.97472°N 14.47472°E / 48.97472; 14.47472Coordinates: 48°58′29″N 14°28′29″E / 48.97472°N 14.47472°E / 48.97472; 14.47472
Country Czech republic
Region South Bohemian
District České Budějovice
Founded by Ottokar II of Bohemia
Government
 • Mayor Juraj Thoma
Area
 • Total 55.56 km2 (21.45 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 93,883
 • Density 1,689.76/km2 (4,376.5/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 370 01

České Budějovice (German: Budweis or German: Böhmisch Budweis) is a town in the Czech Republic. About 96053 people live there (2009). It is located in the South of the historical region Bohemia. The popular Czech beer, Budweiser Budvar, is made there.

The city is also one of the major settings in the novel "The Good Soldier Švejk" by Jaroslav Hašek.

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České Budějovice is twinned with:

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