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Plav (Czech Republic)

České Budějovice okres, South Bohemian region

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[Plav flag] by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 8 May 2004
adopted 31 Jan 2002 See also:

Plav municipality flag

Image after Petr Exner's Vexilologický Lexikon prapory obcí ČR (2002); Plav, České Budějovice district, South Bohemian Region - adopted 31 Jan 2002.
The municipality Plav is an ancient village, situated south of Ceske Budejovice at altitude 409m. Along the legend three brothers reached the place where the village is currently situated, built up their dwellings and made a foundation of the village.
The village belonged to the dominions of the family Vitkovci, Vok from Rozumberk bequeathed it in 1262 to the monastery in Vyssi Brod. The monastery presented the village to the king Premysl Otakar II in 1273. The village has been given back to the monastery in Vyssi Brod in 1293. Plav had 16 residents in 1489. As there has been beerbrewing from 1400 until the 16th century, they had frequent quarrels with the burghers from Ceske Budejovice.
The school had been built in 1894 from the collection of residents. It cost in total 9.914 in gold. The school has been unfortunately closed in 1979.
There are two monuments in the village. The monument of Corvee Abolition in 1848 had been uncovered in 1885 next to the public house on the Ostrov. There is also embedded a panel into the monument, mentioning the Declaration of Independence of Czechoslovakian state on the 28th October 1918.The second monument is on the common, it has been devoted to the Victims of Nazism 1939 - 1945. There is a panel of fallen solders and missing from the 1st World War on the wall of the Municipality.
There are tumuli, pagan burial ground about l km from the village in the pinewood. They have been archeologically studied in the 19th century. Discoveries, utensils residuals etc. have been deposited in the Southbohemian Museum. The memorable stones from the historic places have been deposited in the basement of the National Theatre in Prague. There is also deposited a case with the earth from those tumuli.
Source: this site.
Jarig Bakker, 8 May 2004