Nová Paka

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Nová Paka
Town
Town square
Town square
Flag of Nová Paka
Flag
Coat of arms of Nová Paka
Coat of arms
Nová Paka is located in Czech Republic
Nová Paka
Nová Paka
Location in the Czech Republic
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
CountryCzech Republic
RegionHradec Králové
DistrictJičín
First mentioned1357
Government
 • MayorRudolf Cogan
Area
 • Total28.68 km2 (11.07 sq mi)
Elevation
427 m (1,401 ft)
Population
(2006-07-03)
 • Total9,383
 • Density330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
509 01
Websitewww.munovapaka.cz

Nová Paka (Czech pronunciation: [ˈnovaː ˈpaka], German: Neupaka) is a town in the Czech Republic.

History[edit]

The town was first mentioned in 1357 with regard 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. A fire in 1666 destroyed some buildings on the town 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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