Mnichovo Hradiště

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Mnichovo Hradiště
Town
The castle in Mnichovo Hradiště
The castle in Mnichovo Hradiště
Flag of Mnichovo Hradiště
Flag
Coat of arms of Mnichovo Hradiště
Coat of arms
Mnichovo Hradiště is located in Czech Republic
Mnichovo Hradiště
Mnichovo Hradiště
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°31′17″N 14°58′25″E / 50.52139°N 14.97361°E / 50.52139; 14.97361Coordinates: 50°31′17″N 14°58′25″E / 50.52139°N 14.97361°E / 50.52139; 14.97361
CountryCzech Republic
RegionCentral Bohemian
DistrictMladá Boleslav
First mentioned1279
Government
 • MayorOndřej Lochman
Area
 • Total34.32 km2 (13.25 sq mi)
Elevation
240 m (790 ft)
Population
 (2019-01-01[1])
 • Total8,729
 • Density250/km2 (660/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
294 11 - 295 01
Websitewww.mnhradiste.cz

Mnichovo Hradiště (Czech pronunciation: [ˈmɲɪxovo ˈɦraɟɪʃcɛ]; German: Münchengrätz) is a town in the Central Bohemian Region in the Czech Republic. Its population is around 8,700.

History[edit]

The town was first mentioned in 1279 and contains a Renaissance castle which used to belong to the Wallenstein family. The remains of Albrecht von Wallenstein were moved from Jičín to the castle of Mnichovo Hradiště in 1723.

Until 1918, Münchengrätz - Mnichovo Hradiště was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), in the district with the same name, one of the 94 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Bohemia.[2]

In 2010 a factory producing cola-based drink Kofola was opened in Mnichovo Hradiště.

Austrian KK stamp, cancelled bilingual in 1887

Notable people[edit]

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Mnichovo Hradiště is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population of municipalities of the Czech republic". Czech Statistical Office. Retrieved 2019-04-30.
  2. ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967

External links[edit]

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