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Osek (Strakonice District)

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Osek (Ossek) is a municipality and village in Strakonice District in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 600 inhabitants. Administrative parts Villages of Jemnice, Malá Turná, Petrovice and Rohozná are administrative parts of Osek. Geography Osek is located about northeast of Strakonice and northwest of České Budějovice. It lies in the Blatná Uplands. The highest point of the municipality is a hill with an altitude of . There are several fish ponds in the municipality; the largest of them are Velký and Bašta. The ponds are connected with the Petrovický Stream. History The first written mention of Osek is from 1392, then known as Vosek or Wossek. It was probably founded in the second half of the 14th century. The village began to grow around the lord's court, on which a fortress was probably built before 1414. Osek was acquired by Wenceslaus IV as escheat. He divided it among his minions. Until the World War I, villages of Osek
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