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Sázava (Czech Republic)
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Basic data
State : Czech RepublicCzech Republic Czech Republic
Region : Středočeský kraj
District : Benešov
Area : 2041 ha
Geographic location : 49 ° 52 '  N , 14 ° 54'  E Coordinates: 49 ° 51 '36 "  N , 14 ° 53' 37"  E
Height: 312  m nm
Residents : 3,720 (Jan 1, 2019)
Postal code : 285 06
Railway connection: Kolín – Čerčany
Status: city
Districts: 5
Mayor : Petr Šibrava (as of 2006)
Address: Školská 194
28506 Sázava
Municipality number: 534382
Website : www.mestosazava.cz

Sázava (German Sasau ) is a town with 3765 inhabitants in the Czech Republic . It is 312 m above sea level. M. 40 km southeast of Prague or 12 km west of the city Uhlířské Janovice in the valley of the Sázava and belongs to the Okres Benešov . The cadastral area is 2041 ha.


The city is located in a bend in the river opposite the confluence of the Úžický potok on the left side of the Sázava, which it flows around in the east, north and west. Neighboring towns are Černé Budy in the west, Nechyba and Radvanice nad Sázavou in the north and Budín in the southeast.


The origin of today's town was the foundation of the monastery of St. Prokop on the right bank of the Sázava in 1032. A settlement belonging to the monastery was established on the opposite bank in the 13th century.

After the monastery was dissolved in 1785, it was converted into a neo-renaissance castle. In 1837 Franz Kavalier founded the Prokop-Hütte glassworks , which is now the most important company in the city under the name Kavalierglass .

Community structure

The town of Sázava includes the districts Bělokozly ( Bielokosel ), Černé Budy ( monastery village ), Čeřenice ( Tscherschenitz ) and Dojetřice ( Dojetritz ).


  • Monastery of St. Prokop in Černé Budy, since 1962 a national cultural monument
  • Parish church of St. Martin from the 14th century, is now used for cultural events


  • St. Prokop (970-1053), founder of the Sasau monastery
  • Monachus Sazavensis, Mnich sázavský in Czech (around 1162), anonymous historian of the 12th century
  • Gustav Heller (1857–1937), co-founder of the Viennese confectionery company Gustav & Wilhelm Heller

Web links

Commons : Sázava (Benešov District)  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Český statistický úřad - The population of the Czech municipalities as of January 1, 2019 (PDF; 7.4 MiB)
  2. Homepage of the Kavalierglass company (German), accessed on April 17, 2019.