Švihov (Klatovy District)

Town Hall
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Plzeň
District Klatovy
Commune Klatovy
River Úhlava
Elevation 374 m (1,227 ft)
Coordinates 49°28′53″N 13°17′02″E / 49.48139°N 13.28389°E / 49.48139; 13.28389Coordinates: 49°28′53″N 13°17′02″E / 49.48139°N 13.28389°E / 49.48139; 13.28389
Area 34.58 km2 (13.35 sq mi)
Population 1,693 (2015-01-01)
Density 49/km2 (127/sq mi)
Founded 1245
Mayor Václav Petrus
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 340 12
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Švihov
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.svihov.cz

Švihov is a town in the Western part of the Czech Republic. The Gothic Švihov castle (1480–1489) is a main target of tourism in the region.

The Gothic Švihov water castle in winter

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