Městec Králové

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Městec Králové
Town
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Church
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Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Central Bohemian
District Nymburk
Commune Poděbrady
Municipality Městec Králové
Elevation 212 m (696 ft)
Coordinates 50°12′23″N 15°17′34″E / 50.20639°N 15.29278°E / 50.20639; 15.29278Coordinates: 50°12′23″N 15°17′34″E / 50.20639°N 15.29278°E / 50.20639; 15.29278
Area 19.87 km2 (7.67 sq mi)
Population 2,950 (2011-01-01)
Density 148/km2 (383/sq mi)
First mentioned 1300
Mayor Milan Pavlík
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 289 03
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Městec Králové
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.mesteckralove.cz

Městec Králové (Czech pronunciation: [ˈmɲɛstɛts ˈkraːlovɛː]; German: Königstadtl) is a town in the Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic. It is located at around 50°12′19″N 15°17′48″E / 50.20528°N 15.29667°E / 50.20528; 15.29667.

Historical significance[edit]

According to legends, Queen Kunka, the wife of King Wenceslaus I of Bohemia, was returning from Červený Hradec (literally the Red Castle, today Hradec Králové, literally the Castle of the Queen), to Prague and abruptly gave birth to Ottokar II of Bohemia, the most powerful king of the Přemyslid Dynasty. Ottokar II rewarded his assumed birth place by an extra lion on their municipal coats of arms and some privileges reserved for royal towns. Since that time, the importance of the town was diminishing, however.

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