Vamberk

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Vamberk
Town
Vamberk - Square.jpg
Hus' Square
Nickname: Town of Cutwork
Country Czech Republic
Region Hradec Králové
District Rychnov nad Kněžnou
Commune Rychnov nad Kněžnou
Municipality Vamberk
River Zdobnice
Elevation 320 m (1,050 ft)
Area 21.03 km2 (8.12 sq mi)
Population 4,761 (2006-10-02)
Density 226 / km2 (585 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1341
Mayor Jiří Mazúch
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 517 54
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Vamberk
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: vamberk-city.cz

Vamberk (Czech pronunciation: [ˈvambɛrk]; German: Wamberg) is a town in the Hradec Králové Region of the Czech Republic. It has c. 4,800 inhabitants.

The city has been well known for lace production since the 17th Century.[1] In the mid-17th century, Magdalena Grambová, a Belgian owner of a local estate in Vamberk, introduced Belgian lace patterns and a new technique of bobbin lace making using a lace cushion or pillow. Vamberk became a European centre of lace-making.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bobbin lace-making nocere". VKV. Retrieved 2012-05-23. 

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