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Centre of Hronov
Centre of Hronov
Coat of arms of Hronov
Coat of arms
Hronov is located in Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°28′47″N 16°10′57″E / 50.47972°N 16.18250°E / 50.47972; 16.18250Coordinates: 50°28′47″N 16°10′57″E / 50.47972°N 16.18250°E / 50.47972; 16.18250
CountryCzech Republic
RegionHradec Králové
First mentioned1359
 • MayorPetr Koleta
 • Total22.03 km2 (8.51 sq mi)
364 m (1,194 ft)
 • Total6,125
 • Density280/km2 (720/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
549 31 - 549 34

Hronov (Czech pronunciation: [ˈɦronof]) is a town in the Hradec Králové Region of the Czech Republic. It has around 6,500 inhabitants. It is located near the Polish border.

The Jiráskův Hronov festival of amateur theatre takes place here every year. The festival is named after the famous Czech writer Alois Jirásek, who was born here.

Hronov from air


Villages Malá Čermná, Rokytník, Velký Dřevíč, Žabokrky and Zbečník are administrative parts of Hronov. In Hronov are sources of water Hronovka and Regnerka.

Austrian KK stamp bilingual cancelled at Velký Dřevíč in 1916


Until 1918, the Hronow - Hronov town was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), in the Nachod (Náchod) district, one of the 94 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Bohemia.[2]

A post office was opened in 1865.[3]

Notable people[edit]

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Hronov is twinned with:[4]


  1. ^ "Population of municipalities of the Czech republic". Czech Statistical Office. Retrieved 2019-04-30.
  2. ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm Klein, 1967
  3. ^ Handbook of Austria and Lombardy-Venetia Cancellations on the Postage Stamp Issues 1850-1864, by Edwin Mueller, 1961.
  4. ^ "Partnerská města" (in Czech). Město Hronov. Retrieved 2019-08-27.

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