Libice nad Cidlinou
|Libice nad Cidlinou|
St. Adalbert's Church
|Elevation||190 m (623 ft)|
|Area||9.95 km2 (3.84 sq mi)|
|Density||133/km2 (344/sq mi)|
|Postal code||289 07|
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Libice nad Cidlinou is a village in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It is one of the oldest settlements in Bohemia, located 5 km southeast of Poděbrady at the confluence of the Cidlina and Elbe (Labe) rivers. The population of Libice is 1,314, it is 190 m above sea level, and its total area is 9.95 km².
Libice emerged in the 9th century as the capital fort (gord) of the Slavnik family. They were of possible White Croat origin, and their lands were part of White Croatia. Archaeological digs begun in the nineteenth century show that the material culture was highly developed by the end of the first millennium AD. Libice began as a castle, and fortifications and the ruins of a stone church have survived to the present day. In 995 Libice was stormed by Bohemian Duke Boleslav II (Přemyslid) and the Vršovci clan, who killed most of the Slavnik family and annexed Libice to Prague. Adalbert and Radim survived by taking refuge in land of the Polans under rule of Boleslaw I.
- St. Adalbert of Prague (Vojtěch) and Gaudentius (Radim) memorial
- St. Adalbert's Church (Kostel sv. Vojtěcha)
- Lutheran church
- Turek R., Čechy na úsvitě dějin, Praha, 1963.
- Turek R., Libice-knížecí hradisko 10. věku, Praha, 1968.
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