/tay"beuhr/, n.
Mount, a mountain in N Israel, E of Nazareth. 1929 ft. (588 m).

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      city, southern Czech Republic. It lies along a bend in the Lužnice River 50 miles (80 km) south of Prague. Founded in 1420 by Jan Žižka (Žižka, Jan, Count (Hrabě)) and other followers of the Bohemian religious reformer Jan Hus (Hussite), Tábor became the radical centre of the more militant members of the movement, known as the Taborites (Taborite). These people fostered the national spirit and the preservation of the Czech language. The town has a museum (1878) of the Hussite Revolutionary Movement.

      The old town lies on a steep granite ridge and is protected by the river to the south and west and by the fishpond Jordán (where local baptisms once took place) to the north. It is encircled by fortifications, still largely intact; the Bechyně Gate dates from 1420. The hub of the Old Town is Žižka Square, from which tortuous narrow streets spread out, originally planned to impede access by enemy intruders. Tábor declined in the 17th century after suffering ravages during the Thirty Years' War. It is now a road and rail junction and has plants to process wool, tobacco, and mother-of-pearl. Kaolin is quarried nearby. Pop. (2007 est.) 35,859.

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