Nové Město nad Metují

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Nové Město nad Metují
Town
NMM zamek z nam DSC00231.JPG
Castle
Country Czech Republic
Region Hradec Králové
District Náchod
Commune Nové Město nad Metují
River Metuje
Elevation 332 m (1,089 ft)
Coordinates 50°20′N 16°09′E / 50.333°N 16.150°E / 50.333; 16.150Coordinates: 50°20′N 16°09′E / 50.333°N 16.150°E / 50.333; 16.150
Highest point
 - elevation 400 m (1,312 ft)
Lowest point
 - elevation 300 m (984 ft)
Area 23.12 km2 (8.93 sq mi)
Population 9,784 (1.1.2012)
Density 423 / km2 (1,096 / sq mi)
Founded 1501
Mayor Petr Hable
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 549 01
Location in Czech Republic
Location in Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Nové Město nad Metují
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.novemestonm.cz/

Nové Město nad Metují (Czech pronunciation: [ˈnovɛː ˈmɲɛsto ˈnad mɛtujiː]; German: Neustadt an der Mettau) is a town in the Hradec Králové Region of the Czech Republic. It had 10,049 inhabitants in January 2007. The Metuje River flows through the town. Nové Město nad Metují was founded by Jan Černčický of Kácov in 1501.

Air view on castle and centrum

Location and geography[edit]

Nové Město nad Metují is located several miles from Poland, in the northern Czech Republic. It is near the larger city of Náchod, and is located next to the Metuje River, thus giving to the city's name, "New City on the Metuje".

History[edit]

Until 1918, NEUSTADT AN DER METTAU - NOVÉ MĚSTO NAD METUJÍ (German name only before 1867) was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), head of the district with the same name, one of the 94 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Bohemia.[1]

Austrian KK stamp issue 1859, cancelled NEUSTADT A(N DER) MET(TAU)

A post-office was opened in 1850.

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Nové Město nad Metují is twinned with:

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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