St. George church in Kunvald
|District||Ústí nad Orlicí|
|• Mayor||Paďour Josef Ing.|
|Elevation||450 m (1,480 ft)|
|Postal code||561 82|
Kunvald (German: Kunewalde, Kunwald) is a village in 5 km (3.1 mi) north of Žamberk in the Ústí nad Orlicí District, Pardubice Region of the Czech Republic. It has over 1,000 inhabitants. The Unitas Fratrum (Brüdergemeine/Moravian Church) was founded in Kunvald in 1457, when followers of the martyred Jan Hus (John Huss) found refuge on the estate of King George of Poděbrady.
- Jan Černý-Nigranus (c. 1500-1565), historian, priest, bishop of Jednota bratrská
- Bohuslav Balbín (1621-1688), baroque poet and historian, member of the Jesuit order
Because of their connection with the Moravian Church/Jednota Bratrska, a sister city relationship between Lititz, Pennsylvania and Kunvald was established on June 11, 2006, during the celebration of the 250th anniversary naming of Lititz. The ceremony took place in Lititz Springs Park.
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