Mnichovo Hradiště

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Coordinates: 50°31′17″N 14°58′25″E / 50.52139°N 14.97361°E / 50.52139; 14.97361
Mnichovo Hradiště
Town
Mnichovo Hradiště castel1.jpg
Castle
Flag
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Central Bohemian
District Mladá Boleslav
Commune Mnichovo Hradiště
Elevation 240 m (787 ft)
Coordinates 50°31′17″N 14°58′25″E / 50.52139°N 14.97361°E / 50.52139; 14.97361
Area 34.32 km2 (13.25 sq mi)
Population 8,536 (2006-07-03)
Density 249 / km2 (645 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1279
Mayor Arnošt Vajzr
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 294 11 - 295 01
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Mnichovo Hradiště
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.mnhradiste.cz

Mnichovo Hradiště (Czech pronunciation: [ˈmɲɪxovo ˈɦraɟɪʃcɛ]; German: Münchengrätz) is a town in the Central Bohemian Region in the Czech Republic. Its population is 8,500.

History[edit]

The town was first mentioned in 1279 and contains a Renaissance castle which used to belong to the Wallenstein family. The remains of Albrecht von Wallenstein were moved from Jičín to the castle of Mnichovo Hradiště in 1723.

The town is notable as it is where Prussia, Austria and Russia signed the Münchengrätz Agreement on 12 September 1833. This established a three-power alliance to "support conservative causes" in Europe and the wider world. To counter this alliance, Britain, France, Spain and Portugal signed the Quadruple Alliance on 22 April 1834. This established the idea of two opposing power blocs in European politics for the first time. The first major event in which the two sides opposed each other was the Portuguese throne crisis of 1833-39.

Until 1918, MÜNCHENGRÄTZ - MNICHOVO HRADIŠTĚ was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), in the district with the same name, one of the 94 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Bohemia.[1]

Austrian KK stamp, cancelled bilingual in 1887

People[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Mnichovo Hradiště is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967

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