Kutná Hora facts for kids
Kutná Hora in September 2012
|• Total||33.05 km2 (12.76 sq mi)|
|Elevation||254 m (833 ft)|
|• Density||622.69/km2 (1,612.8/sq mi)|
By 1260, German miners began to mine for silver in the mountain region, which they named Kuttenberg, and which was part of the monastery property. The name of the mountain is said to have derived from the monks' cowls (the Kutten) or from the word mining (kutání in old Czech). Under Abbot Heidenreich, the territory greatly advanced due to the silver mines which gained importance during the economic boom of the 13th century.
The earliest traces of silver have been found dating back to the 10th century, when Bohemia already had been in the crossroads of long-distance trade for many centuries. Silver dinars have been discovered belonging to the period between 982–995 in the settlement of Malín, which is now a part of Kutná Hora.
The town became part of the Czech Republic in 1993, after the dissolution of Czechoslovakia.
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