Choceň

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Choceň
Town
Miroslav Tyrš Square in Choceň
Miroslav Tyrš Square in Choceň
Flag of Choceň
Flag
Coat of arms of Choceň
Coat of arms
Choceň is located in Czech Republic
Choceň
Choceň
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°0′N 16°13′E / 50.000°N 16.217°E / 50.000; 16.217Coordinates: 50°0′N 16°13′E / 50.000°N 16.217°E / 50.000; 16.217
CountryCzech Republic
RegionPardubice
DistrictÚstí nad Orlicí
MunicipalityChoceň
First mentioned1227
Government
 • MayorMiroslav Kučera
Area
 • Total21.70 km2 (8.38 sq mi)
Elevation290 m (950 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total9,000
 • Density410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code565 01
Websitewww.chocen-mesto.cz

Choceň (Czech pronunciation: [ˈxotsɛɲ]; German: Chotzen) is a town in the Pardubice Region of the Czech Republic. The population is around 9,100.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The first written records of the town date from 1227. In 1562 the construction of Choceň Castle began.

In 1947 there were 6,789 inhabitants. The town was a rail junction at the time.[1] It is still situated on a main railway link between Prague, Pardubice, Ústí nad Orlicí and Brno, and is served by Choceň railway station.

Famous residents[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer. (New York: Columbia University Press, 1952) p. 403

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