Kunvald

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Kunvald
St. George church in Kunvald
St. George church in Kunvald
Flag of Kunvald
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Coat of arms of Kunvald
Coat of arms
Image:Location of Czech city Zamberk.png
Coordinates: 50°7′N 16°30′E / 50.117°N 16.500°E / 50.117; 16.500
Country Czech Republic
Region Pardubice
District Ústí nad Orlicí
Government
 • Mayor Paďour Josef Ing.
Elevation 450 m (1,480 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,019
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.

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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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Coordinates: 50°08′N 16°30′E / 50.133°N 16.500°E / 50.133; 16.500