Červený Kostelec

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Coordinates: 50°28′36″N 16°05′34″E / 50.47667°N 16.09278°E / 50.47667; 16.09278
Červený Kostelec
Town
Červený Kostelec (Rothkosteletz) - church of Saint James.JPG
Church in the town
Flag
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Hradec Králové
District Náchod
Commune Náchod
Municipality Červený Kostelec
Elevation 414 m (1,358 ft)
Coordinates 50°28′36″N 16°05′34″E / 50.47667°N 16.09278°E / 50.47667; 16.09278
Area 24.06 km2 (9.29 sq mi)
Population 8,535 (1.1.2012)
Density 355 / km2 (919 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1362
Mayor Rostislav Petrák
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 549 41
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Červený Kostelec
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.cervenykostelec.cz

Červený Kostelec (Czech pronunciation: [ˈtʃɛrvɛniː ˈkostɛlɛts]; German: Rothkosteletz) is a town in the Hradec Králové Region of the Czech Republic. It has around 8,450 inhabitants.

The villages of Bohdašín, Horní Kostelec, Lhota za Červeným Kostelcem, Mstětín, Olešnice and Stolín are administrative parts of Červený Kostelec.

The town's church is now painted red, representing the fire, which engulfed it in the 17th century, and gave the town its name, červený meaning red. On the south is an old quarry that had been turned into an army shooting range. The large forest of Ždar envelops the southern part of the town.

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