Kopidlno

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Kopidlno
Town
View from the town square towards the Church of Saint James the Greater
View from the town square towards the Church of Saint James the Greater
Coat of arms of Kopidlno
Coat of arms
Kopidlno is located in Czech Republic
Kopidlno
Kopidlno
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°20′3″N 15°15′57″E / 50.33417°N 15.26583°E / 50.33417; 15.26583Coordinates: 50°20′3″N 15°15′57″E / 50.33417°N 15.26583°E / 50.33417; 15.26583
CountryCzech Republic
RegionHradec Králové
DistrictJičín
First mentioned1322
Government
 • MayorHana Masáková
Area
 • Total29.11 km2 (11.24 sq mi)
Elevation
219 m (719 ft)
Population
 (2019)[1]
 • Total2,080
 • Density71/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
507 32
Websitewww.kopidlno.cz

Kopidlno is a town in the Jičín District of the Czech Republic. It has a population of 2,238. Kopidlno lies between Jičín and Poděbrady, 80 kilometers from Prague.

History[edit]

Kopidlno has 4 outskirts - Kopidlno, Drahoraz, Mlýnec, Ledkov, Pševes. The word Kopidlno is probably derived from the name of medicinal plants found in the surrounding forests. The first owners of Kopidlno were the Lords of Kopidlno.

Sights[edit]

A castle from 16th century and the church of St. Jacob are two of the outstanding historical buildings.

Events[edit]

Czech Bluegrass, founded in 1972 in Kopidlno, is the first and longest-running Bluegrass festival in Europe.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population of municipalities of the Czech Republic". Czech Statistical Office. 1 January 2019.

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