Červený Kostelec

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Červený Kostelec
Church of Saint James
Church of Saint James
Flag of Červený Kostelec
Coat of arms of Červený Kostelec
Coat of arms
Červený Kostelec is located in Czech Republic
Červený Kostelec
Červený Kostelec
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°28′36″N 16°05′34″E / 50.47667°N 16.09278°E / 50.47667; 16.09278Coordinates: 50°28′36″N 16°05′34″E / 50.47667°N 16.09278°E / 50.47667; 16.09278
CountryCzech Republic
RegionHradec Králové
First mentioned1362
 • MayorRostislav Petrák
 • Total24.06 km2 (9.29 sq mi)
414 m (1,358 ft)
 • Total8,352
 • Density350/km2 (900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
549 41

Červený Kostelec (Czech pronunciation: [ˈtʃɛrvɛniː ˈkostɛlɛts]; German: Rothkosteletz) is a town in the Náchod District, Hradec Králové Region of the Czech Republic. It has around 8,500 inhabitants.

The villages of Bohdašín, Horní Kostelec, Lhota za Červeným Kostelcem, Mstětín, Olešnice and Stolín are administrative parts of Červený Kostelec.

The town's church is now painted red, representing the fire, which engulfed it in the 17th century, and gave the town its name, červený meaning red. On the south is an old quarry that had been turned into an army shooting range. The large forest of Žďár envelops the southern part of the town.

Twin towns[edit]

Červený Kostelec is twinned with:[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Population of municipalities of the Czech republic". Czech Statistical Office. Retrieved 2019-04-30.
  2. ^ https://www.cervenykostelec.cz/partnerstvi

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