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Flag of Lovosice
Coat of arms of Lovosice
Coat of arms
Lovosice is located in Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°30′54″N 14°3′4″E / 50.51500°N 14.05111°E / 50.51500; 14.05111Coordinates: 50°30′54″N 14°3′4″E / 50.51500°N 14.05111°E / 50.51500; 14.05111
CountryCzech Republic
RegionÚstí nad Labem
First mentioned1143
 • MayorMilan Dian
 • Total9.37 km2 (3.62 sq mi)
151 m (495 ft)
 • Total8,837
 • Density940/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
410 30

Lovosice (Czech pronunciation: [ˈlovosɪtsɛ] (About this soundlisten); German: Lobositz) is a small town in northern Bohemia, in Ústí nad Labem Region. With population of around 9,000 it is the third largest town in Litoměřice district.

Lovosice is located on the left bank of the Labe (Elbe) River, at the northern border of the Labe lowlands and at the southern foot of Bohemian Highlands (České Středohoří). The closest mountain is Lovoš. The capital Prague is about 60 km towards south.

Lovosice is a surprisingly long and narrow town. This shape is the origin of the common Czech saying "as long as Lovosice".

Due to its strategic location, Lovosice is a significant transport junction. Besides a cargo port on the Labe River, the town has a great connection to Prague and Germany via the D8 motorway and high speed railway PragueÚstí nad LabemDresden.

The town is quite industrial with a long tradition of chemical and food-processing factories.

The tower in Lovosice downtown

History of Lovosice[edit]

The region of Lovosice was inhabited already in the Bronze Age. Some evidence indicates that the first Czechs lived right here.

The first mention of Lovosice is from April 12, 1143. Prince Vladislav II gave this small village to the Strahov monastery. Emperor Rudolf II promoted the village to the status of town on July 4, 1600.

Lovosice was 1756 the site of a major battle between Prussia and the Austrian empire, at the Battle of Lobositz.

During World War II, due to the Munich Agreement, Lovosice fell within a German occupation zone, commonly called Sudetenland. Only 600 Czechs stayed in the town at that time.[2] After the war, the German population was expelled as a result of the Beneš decrees.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "Population of municipalities of the Czech republic". Czech Statistical Office. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  2. ^ "Historie města Lovosice". Město Lovosice. Retrieved May 14, 2019.

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