Milovice (Nymburk District)

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Coordinates: 50°13′44″N 14°53′26″E / 50.22889°N 14.89056°E / 50.22889; 14.89056
Milovice
Town
Milovice - 5. května.jpg
Flag
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Central Bohemian
District Nymburk
Commune Lysá nad Labem
Elevation 221 m (725 ft)
Coordinates 50°13′44″N 14°53′26″E / 50.22889°N 14.89056°E / 50.22889; 14.89056
Area 31.19 km2 (12.04 sq mi)
Population 10,338 (2014-01-01)
Density 331 / km2 (857 / sq mi)
Mayor Milan Pour (ANO)
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 289 23 - 289 24
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Milovice
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.mesto-milovice.cz

Milovice (Czech pronunciation: [ˈmɪlovɪtsɛ]; German: Milowitz) is a town in the Czech Republic in the Nymburk District located about 38 km northeast of Prague. Towards the end of the year of 2013 the total population has reached 10,000 people.

The village was first mentioned in 1396. Nowadays, the town Milovice belongs among the fastest growing suburban areas in the Czech Republic mainly thanks to cheap accommodation left by Soviet Army.[1]

Military base[edit]

First military base was founded by Austro-Hungarian Army in 1904. During the World War I there was a prisoner camp of Russian and Italian soldiers, which have military cementery in town. After the War, newly founded Czechoslovak Army started to use camp as main military base in lands of Bohemia. During the German occupation of Czechoslovakia, base served as centre of German film propaganda, where they filmed fake footage from the Eastern Front. In 1968 base came under the auspices of Soviet Army and played an important role during the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia and became the headquarters for the CGF (Central Group of Forces) afterward.[2]They builded there massive airport and accommodation for about 100,000 Soviet soldiers and their relatives. The last of the troops left in 1991 and the base was abandoned in 1995.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ČTK.cz (2014-03-18). "New science park in Milovice". ČTK. Retrieved 2014-12-18. 
  2. ^ Roberts, James. "Close Air Support and the Soviet Threat". Heritage.org. Retrieved 2012-04-06. 

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