Český Brod

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Český Brod
Town
Historical center of the town
Historical center of the town
Flag of Český Brod
Flag
Coat of arms of Český Brod
Coat of arms
Český Brod is located in Czech Republic
Český Brod
Český Brod
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°04′26″N 14°51′29″E / 50.07389°N 14.85806°E / 50.07389; 14.85806Coordinates: 50°04′26″N 14°51′29″E / 50.07389°N 14.85806°E / 50.07389; 14.85806
CountryCzech Republic
RegionCentral Bohemian
DistrictKolín
Founded12th century
Government
 • MayorJakub Nekolný
Area
 • Total19.71 km2 (7.61 sq mi)
Elevation
219 m (719 ft)
Population
(2015)
 • Total6,876
 • Density350/km2 (900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
282 01
Websitewww.cesbrod.cz

Český Brod (Czech pronunciation: [ˈtʃɛskiː ˈbrot]; German: Böhmisch Brod) is a town in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It is located 35 km east of Prague and had a population of 6,637 in 2005.

Rock for People, an annual summer music festival, was held in Český Brod from 1995 to 2006. In 2007 it was decided to relocate this festival to Hradec Králové.

A large mediumwave broadcasting facility is located 2 km from the town at the village of Liblice, which is a part of Český Brod administratively.

History[edit]

Český Brod was founded in the 12th century by Prague bishop John I. In 1286, it became a town. From that time till the beginning of the 14th century, the town's name was Biskupský Brod (Broda Episcopalis). In 1437, the Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund designated Český Brod a free royal town.[1] Until 1918, the town was part of the Austrian monarchy (in the Austrian part of the empire after the compromise of 1867), head of the BÖHMISCH BROD - ČESKÝ BROD district, one of the 94 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Bohemia.[2] Český Brod is twinned with Southwell, Nottinghamshire UK.

Sightseeings[edit]

St. Gotthard's church, Český Brod

Education[edit]

In Český Brod, there are 3 kindergartens, 2 elementary schools, a school for students with special needs, a gymnasium, and a high school of economics (in Liblice).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A brief history of the town". Český Brod - Oficiální stránky města.
  2. ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967

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