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Karlovy Vary

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"Karlovy Vary is a spa city in the Karlovy Vary Region of the Czech Republic. It lies at the confluence of the rivers Ohře and Teplá. Karlovy Vary is the site of numerous hot springs (13 main springs, about 300 smaller springs, and the warm-water Teplá River), and is the most visited spa town in the Czech Republic. The historic city centre with the spa cultural landscape is well preserved and is protected by law as an urban monument reservation."

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