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Horní Jiřetín

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Horní Jiřetín (ˈɦorɲiː jɪr̝ɛciːn; Obergeorgenthal) is a town in Most District in the Ústí nad Labem Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 2,200 inhabitants. Administrative parts Horní Jiřetín consists of Černice, Dolní Jiřetín, Horní Jiřetín, Jezeří and Mariánské Údolí. Geography Horní Jiřetín is located about northwest of Most and west of Ústí nad Labem. It lies on the border between the Most Basin and Ore Mountains. The highest point is a mountain at above sea level. The Loupnice Stream flows though the town. There are several ponds and artificial lakes in the municipal territory. History The first written mention of Horní Jiřetín is from 1263 under the name Jorenthal. In 1409, Jiřetín was divided into Horní ("Upper") and Dolní ("Lower") Jiřetín. During the 17th century, Horní Jiřetín was affected by the Thirty Years' War and by the great plague epidemic in 1680. From the 17th century, Horní Jiřetín, divided by the Jiřetínský stream, was mainly
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