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
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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 9,607 (2011-03-26)
Density 308 / km2 (798 / sq mi)
Mayor Milan Kraus
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 2007 the total population has reached 7,500 people.

The village was first mentioned in 1396. Nowadays, the town Milovice belongs among the fastest growing suburban areas in the Czech Republic.[citation needed]

Soviet base[edit]

A Soviet Army base, Milovice played an important role during the 1968 Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia and became the headquarters for the CGF (Central Group of Forces) afterward.[1] The last of the troops left in 1991 and the base was abandoned in 1995.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, James. "Close Air Support and the Soviet Threat". Heritage.org. Retrieved 2012-04-06. 

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