Říčany, Czech Republic
The earliest record of the town is found in the Chronicle of Wenceslas Hajek which described a blood-letting battle in 748 to determine trhe boundaries of Ricany Manor. During the middle ages it had a large castle, of which only a small portion now remains as a ruin. It suffered fire damage during the Hussite Wars and was almost completely destroyed during the Thirty Year War.
In the town square is the Gothic Church of St. Peter and Paul.
The population is now about 14,000.
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