Hořice (Jičín District)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Hořice

Hořice v Podkrkonoší
Town
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
Country Czech Republic
RegionHradec Králové
DistrictJičín
First mentioned1143
Government
 • MayorAleš Svoboda
Area
 • Total21.46 km2 (8.29 sq mi)
Elevation
311 m (1,020 ft)
Population
 (2020-01-01[1])
 • Total8,533
 • 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.

Administrative parts[edit]

Hořické trubičky

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

Economy[edit]

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 – 1 January 2020". Czech Statistical Office. 2020-04-30.
  2. ^ http://www.horicketrubicky.eu/sdruzeni-vyrobcu-horickych-trubicek.php
  3. ^ "Úvodní strana". horice.org (in Czech). Město Hořice. Retrieved 2020-09-09.

External links[edit]