Jablonec nad Jizerou

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Jablonec nad Jizerou
Town
Jablonec nad jizerou-kostel sv Prokopa.jpg
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Liberec
District Semily
Commune Jilemnice
Municipality Rokytnice nad Jizerou
Elevation 450 m (1,476 ft)
Coordinates 50°42′24″N 15°26′4″E / 50.70667°N 15.43444°E / 50.70667; 15.43444Coordinates: 50°42′24″N 15°26′4″E / 50.70667°N 15.43444°E / 50.70667; 15.43444
Area 22.32 km2 (8.62 sq mi)
Population 1,906 (2006-08-28)
Density 85 / km2 (220 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1398
Mayor Ing. Miroslav Kubát
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 512 43 - 514 01
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Jablonec nad Jizerou
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.jablonec-krkonose.cz

Jablonec nad Jizerou (German: Jablonetz) is a town in the Czech Republic in the Semily district of the Liberec region.

History[edit]

In the first historical mention of the village of Jablonec, chronicles from the year 1492 mention a wooden parish church, one of the first in the area.

In 1896 Jablonec was given the status of a market town by Emperor Franz Josef I of Austria. At this time Jablonec was also given a new emblem, incorporating the name and the dominant building, the Church of St. Procopius (Czech wiki page).

In 1916 on the request of the city council, the township name was extended from Jablonec to Jablonec nad Jizerou.

In 1971 Jablonec nad Jizerou was awarded the status of town.

Ski Resort[edit]

In Jablonec nad Jizerou there is also a ski resort, with 3.3 kilometers of downhill slopes and two ski lifts. The top of the hill is 688 meters above sea level.

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