|ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA||CZECH REPUBLIC|
|Liberecký kraj||Liberec region|
Semily (in German: Semil) is situated at an elevation of 340 m at the confluence of the Oleška into the Jizera river in the Liberec region of northern Bohemia. Semily is the seat of the administration of the district Semily. the municipality has a population of about 8,500 (2017).
The oldest known document mentioning the parish church dates from 1352. Podmoklice, today part of Semily, was already mentioned in 1318. In 1855, Semily was connected to the railroad system (kSNDVB, k.k. privilegierte Süd-Norddeutsche Verbindungsbahn from Pardubitz / Pardubice via Reichenberg / Liberec to Seidenberg / Zawidów). Podmoklice (Podmoklitz) was merged into Semily in 1939, Bítouchov (Bitauchow) and Spálov (Spalow) followed in 1964. From the second half of the 19th century up until the end of the 20th century, Semily was a centre of textile industry.
The history of the deanery church of St. Peter and Paul goes back to 1352, when the
first, wooden, chapel was mentioned in a document. The present church was built in 1908–1911 on the site
of the previous, Baroque church of 1702. Since 1994 the church is listed as a cultural monument of the Czech Republic.
The Rieger trail (Riegrova stezka) [left, no. 0000] is a tourist route along the right bank of the Jizera river between the Semily parts of Bítouchov and Spálov. It was built and ceremonially opened on 20 October 1909 by the Club of Czech Tourists. The trail is named after the prominent politician František Ladislav Rieger, native of Semily, who, among other things, was at the founding of the National Party and later became its second leader.
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