Český Brod

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Český Brod
Cesky brod.JPG
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Central Bohemian
District Kolín
Commune Český Brod
Elevation 219 m (719 ft)
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
Area 19.71 km2 (7.61 sq mi)
Population 6,876 (2015)
Density 349/km2 (904/sq mi)
Founded 12th century
Mayor Jakub Nekolný
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 282 01
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Český Brod
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.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 administrativelly.


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.



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).

St. Gotthard's church, Český Brod

External links[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