Česká Třebová

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Česká Třebová
Town
Town hall in Česká Třebová
Town hall in Česká Třebová
Flag of Česká Třebová
Flag
Coat of arms of Česká Třebová
Coat of arms
Česká Třebová is located in Czech Republic
Česká Třebová
Česká Třebová
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°54′6″N 16°26′52″E / 49.90167°N 16.44778°E / 49.90167; 16.44778Coordinates: 49°54′6″N 16°26′52″E / 49.90167°N 16.44778°E / 49.90167; 16.44778
CountryCzech Republic
RegionPardubice
DistrictÚstí nad Orlicí
First mentioned1278
Government
 • MayorJaroslav Zedník
Area
 • Total41.00 km2 (15.83 sq mi)
Elevation375 m (1,230 ft)
Population
 • Total16,533
 • Density400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code560 02
Websitewww.ceska-trebova.cz
Railway station in Česká Třebová with statue "Sbratření"
Church of St. James

Česká Třebová (Czech pronunciation: [ˈtʃɛskaː ˈtr̝̊ɛbovaː]; German: Böhmisch Trübau) is a city in the Pardubice Region of the Czech Republic. The city is located in the east of the Czech Republic. It is the fourth most populated city and second largest in the Pardubice Region. Ceska Trebova is spread over 41 km² and in 2011 the total population was 16,000 citizens. The city of Česká Třebová is divided into 6 cadastral areas: Česká Třebová, Kozlov, Lhotka, Parník, Skuhrov and Svinná.

History[edit]

Česká Třebová was founded in the 13th century by king's locator lord Oldřich of Drnholec. In that time, the Roman church of St. Catherine was built. In 1304, the King of Bohemia Wenceslaus II gave it to the Zbraslav Abbey and later, in the 14th century, the town belonged to the bishops of Litomyšl. In the 15th and 16th centuries, the town prospered but due to the subsequent loss of its city rights, the Thirty Years' War, plagues and fires, it became poor and insignificant. In the 19th century, a railway station was built, which greatly aided the city development.

The city's coat of arms sports a black rooster with a human head on a red field. According to a legend, a city scribe lost the city signet and was sentenced to die as a result. Before the execution, his wife saw a rooster dug out the signet from trash, saving her husbands life.

Sports[edit]

The city is home to a 4th league Ice Hockey club, HC Kohouti Česká Třebová (cs), who play at the "Na Skále" arena with a capacity of 1200.

Transport[edit]

Česká Třebová railway station is a major railway junction linking Prague with two pan-European corridors. The city experienced rapid development after the station was opened in 1845.

Twin towns[edit]

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