Jablonec nad Jizerou
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|Jablonec nad Jizerou|
|Municipality||Rokytnice nad Jizerou|
|Elevation||450 m (1,476 ft)|
|Area||22.32 km2 (8.62 sq mi)|
|Density||85 / km2 (220 / sq mi)|
|Mayor||Ing. Miroslav Kubát|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||512 43 - 514 01|
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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.
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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