Nová Paka

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Nová Paka
Nová Paka náměstí.jpg
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Hradec Králové
District Jičín
Commune Nová Paka
Elevation 427 m (1,401 ft)
Coordinates 50°29′23″N 15°30′49″E / 50.48972°N 15.51361°E / 50.48972; 15.51361Coordinates: 50°29′23″N 15°30′49″E / 50.48972°N 15.51361°E / 50.48972; 15.51361
Area 28.68 km2 (11.07 sq mi)
Population 9,383 (2006-07-03)
Density 327 / km2 (847 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1357
Mayor Rudolf Cogan
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 509 01
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
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Nová Paka (Czech pronunciation: [ˈnovaː ˈpaka], German: Neupaka) is a town in the Czech Republic.


The town was first mentioned in 1357 with regards to the installation of new vicar to the Saint Nicholas Church. During these times the town was called Mladá Paka (Young Paka). In 1563, a big part of the town was destroyed by fire. In 1586 the plague killed approximately the half of the citizens. Another 450 people died of plague in 1625. In 1643, during the Thirty Years' War, the town was pillaged by the Swedish army. The fire in 1666 destroyed the building on the square.

The Minim monastery was established in the second half of the 17th century. After the religious reform of Joseph II, the monastery was closed.

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