Hořice (Jičín District)

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Hořice

Hořice v Podkrkonoší
Town
Marian column at the George of Poděbrady Square
Flag of Hořice
Flag
Coat of arms of Hořice
Coat of arms
Hořice is located in Czech Republic
Hořice
Hořice
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°22′3″N 15°37′53″E / 50.36750°N 15.63139°E / 50.36750; 15.63139Coordinates: 50°22′3″N 15°37′53″E / 50.36750°N 15.63139°E / 50.36750; 15.63139
CountryCzech Republic
RegionHradec Králové
DistrictJičín
First mentioned1143
Government
 • MayorAleš Svoboda
Area
 • Total21.46 km2 (8.29 sq mi)
Population
 (2019-01-01[1])
 • Total8,621
 • Density400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
508 01
Websitewww.horice.org

Hořice (Czech pronunciation: [ˈɦor̝ɪtsɛ], German: Horschitz, also known as Hořice v Podkrkonoší) is a town in the Hradec Králové Region of the Czech Republic. It has around 8,500 inhabitants.

Villages Březovice, Doubrava, Chlum, Chvalina, Libonice and Svatogothardská Lhota are administrative parts of Hořice.

Economy[edit]

Hořické trubičky

The town is well known for its production of Hořické trubičky, which is a traditional confectionery. The manufactory is protected by the European Union (PGI).[2]

Notable people[edit]

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Hořice is twinned with:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population of municipalities of the Czech republic". Czech Statistical Office. Retrieved 2019-04-30.
  2. ^ http://www.horicketrubicky.eu/sdruzeni-vyrobcu-horickych-trubicek.php
  3. ^ "Úvodní strana". horice.org (in Czech). Město Hořice. Retrieved 2019-09-09.

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