|Region||Ústí nad Labem|
|• Mayor||Milan Dian|
|• Total||9.37 km2 (3.62 sq mi)|
|Elevation||151 m (495 ft)|
|• Density||940/km2 (2,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Lovosice (Czech pronunciation: [ˈlovosɪtsɛ] (listen); 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 Prague – Ústí nad Labem – Dresden.
History of Lovosice
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.
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. After the war, the German population was expelled as a result of the Beneš decrees.
- Karl von Czyhlarz (1833–1914), Czech–Austrian jurist and politician
- "Population of municipalities of the Czech republic". Czech Statistical Office. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
- "Historie města Lovosice". Město Lovosice. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
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