Nové Město nad Metují

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Nové Město nad Metují
Town
The castle
The castle
Flag of Nové Město nad Metují
Flag
Coat of arms of Nové Město nad Metují
Coat of arms
Nové Město nad Metují is located in Czech Republic
Nové Město nad Metují
Nové Město nad Metují
Location in Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°20′N 16°09′E / 50.333°N 16.150°E / 50.333; 16.150Coordinates: 50°20′N 16°09′E / 50.333°N 16.150°E / 50.333; 16.150
CountryCzech Republic
RegionHradec Králové
DistrictNáchod
Founded1501
Government
 • MayorPetr Hable
Area
 • Total23.12 km2 (8.93 sq mi)
Elevation
332 m (1,089 ft)
Population
(1.1.2012)
 • Total9,784
 • Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
549 01
Websitewww.novemestonm.cz//

Nové Město nad Metují (Czech pronunciation: [ˈnovɛː ˈmɲɛsto ˈnad mɛtujiː]; German: Neustadt an der Mettau) is a town on the river Metuje in the Hradec Králové Region of the Czech Republic. Its population in January 2007 was 10,049.

Aerial view of the castle and the old town

Location and geography[edit]

Nové Město nad Metují is located in the north of the Czech Republic, a few miles from the Polish border, south of the larger town of Náchod. The old town and the castle sit on a spur in a meander of the river, whence the name "New Town on the Metuje".

History[edit]

Austrian KK stamp issue 1859, cancelled NEUSTADT A(N DER) MET(TAU)

Jan Černčický of Kácov founded the town in 1501. It was destroyed by fire in 1526. Most of the houses on the square were then built after a uniform design in 1526-1548. The old town and its fortifications still retain their Renaissance style. Wallenstein purchased the town in 1623, then it passed to the Trčkas of Lípa and, following the assassination of both in 1634, to Walter Leslie.

Nové Město became the seat of a district after the administrative reform of the Austrian Empire in mid-19th century. A post office was opened in 1850. Textile mills were founded before the end of the century, followed after 1950 by a factory building construction machinery and a watch-making factory (PRIM). The industries and the entire town changed substantially after 1990.

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Nové Město nad Metují is twinned with:

References[edit]

E. Poche (ed.), Umělecké památky Čech 2, Praha: Academia 1978, pp. 492-497

Ottův slovník naučný nové doby, heslo Nové Město nad Metují. Vol. 7, p. 197

KČT, Průvodce župou Aloise Jiráska, Náchod 1926

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