Krakov (Rakovník District)

Krakov ( German Cracow) is a municipality in the Czech Republic. It is located nine kilometers south-west of Rakovníka in Rakonitzer hill country and belongs to Okres Rakovník.


The village is located on the southern slope of the hill Krakov (512 m) above the valley of the creek Krakovský. East of the pond Polsky is rybnik.

Neighboring towns are Petrovice in the north, Malinová in the northeast, Panoší Újezd ​​in the east, and Zhoř Nový Dvůr in the south, Krakovec the southwest, Všesulov in the west and Zavidov in the northwest.


According to legend, Krakov to have been together with Krakovec the seat of the legendary forefather Krok. Václav Kočka represents in his history of the country Rakonitzer the view that the name of the village is derived from the Polish city of Krakow, on the rampage Břetislav to Poland from the year 1039 is due, in which the Duke of Krakow and Gniezno carried prisoners settled in the sparsely populated Rakonitzer Bergland. Both the nearby towns Hedeč and Hedecko and the Polsky rybnik (Poland pond ) fit into this variant good one.

The first written mention of the village dates from 1358th At that time the village belonged to the local nobility of Krakov. At the subsequent owners of the rule Krakov with the villages Rousínov, Skupa and Všesulov Jíra belonged Roztoky, a favorite of Wenceslas of the sluggard, who built the castle Krakovec. 1620 Johann Zeller bought by Rosenthal possession and he acquired it Alena Marie Vchynsky of Wchynitz and Tettau the united him with Petro Vice. Later followed Karl Joseph Hildprand to and from Ottenhausen, who resided in Slabce. After the replacement of patrimonial Krakov 1848 an independent village. The manor bought 1855 Alex Prinz von Croy.

1850 lived in the village of 324 people and 1869 there were 306 in 48 houses. Since the end of the 19th century began a decline in population. The inhabitants lived by agriculture.

1930, Krakov only 266 inhabitants and in the second half of the 20th century was halved by the rural exodus, the number of residents.