Česká Skalice

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Česká Skalice
Town
Old town hall
Old town hall
Flag of Česká Skalice
Flag
Coat of arms of Česká Skalice
Coat of arms
Česká Skalice is located in Czech Republic
Česká Skalice
Česká Skalice
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°23′38″N 16°2′55″E / 50.39389°N 16.04861°E / 50.39389; 16.04861Coordinates: 50°23′38″N 16°2′55″E / 50.39389°N 16.04861°E / 50.39389; 16.04861
CountryCzech Republic
RegionHradec Králové
DistrictNáchod
Government
 • MayorZuzana Jungwirthová
Area
 • Total17.36 km2 (6.70 sq mi)
Elevation
284 m (932 ft)
Population
 (2019-01-01[1])
 • Total5,078
 • Density290/km2 (760/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
552 03
Websitewww.ceskaskalice.cz

Česká Skalice (Czech pronunciation: [ˈtʃɛskaː ˈskalɪtsɛ]; German: Böhmisch Skalitz) is a town in the Hradec Králové Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 5,000 inhabitants.

Administrative parts[edit]

  • Česká Skalice
  • Malá Skalice
  • Ratibořice
  • Spyta
  • Zájezd
  • Zlíč

History[edit]

The modern history of the town is connected with textile production, tourism development and the development of private enterprise after the year 1989.

Sights[edit]

The town is visited for its connection with life and work of Božena Němcová, who belongs among the most impacful Czech writers. The best-known places are Ratibořice Château and Grandmother's Valley. In Malá Skalice is Museum of Božena Němcová. Until 2017 there was Textile Museum as well but it was closed and the exposition was moved to nearby Dvůr Králové nad Labem.[2]

Notable people[edit]

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Česká Skalice is twinned with:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population of municipalities of the Czech republic". Czech Statistical Office. Retrieved 2019-04-30.
  2. ^ "Muzeum textilu". Muzeum Boženy Němcové. Retrieved 2019-07-25.
  3. ^ "Partnerská města České Skalice" (in Czech). Město Česká Skalice. Retrieved 2019-08-24.

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