Meaning of PRIBRAM in English

mining city, Stredocesk kraj (region), west-central Czech Republic. Located 37 miles (59 km) southwest of Prague, on the Litavka River, it is situated in the hilly and forested Brdy Mountains. Silver and gold mining, begun in the 14th century, was the town's major industry until the 1960s, when lead, zinc, and large uranium deposits were found and began to be mined and processed. Prbram's other major industry is tourism. On the nearby height of Svat Hora ("Holy Mountain") stands the Baroque monastery of Our Lady in Bohemia and its shrine, which has long attracted pilgrims and more recently tourists. The monastery is reached from Prbram by a long covered staircase. In the hills southwest of the city stands the chateau of Vysok, a favourite retreat, where the Czech composer Antonn Dvork composed his opera Rusalka ("Undine"). Pop. (1991 prelim.) 36,869.

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