Přelouč

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Přelouč
Town
Občanská záložna v Přelouči.jpg
Flag
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Pardubice
District Pardubice
Commune Přelouč
Elevation 212 m (696 ft)
Coordinates 50°2′23″N 15°33′37″E / 50.03972°N 15.56028°E / 50.03972; 15.56028Coordinates: 50°2′23″N 15°33′37″E / 50.03972°N 15.56028°E / 50.03972; 15.56028
Area 40.47 km2 (15.63 sq mi)
Population 9,036 (2015)
Density 223/km2 (578/sq mi)
First mentioned 1086
Mayor Irena Burešová
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 535 01
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Přelouč
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.mestoprelouc.cz/

Přelouč (Czech pronunciation: [ˈpr̝̊ɛlou̯tʃ]) is a town in the Pardubice Region in the Czech Republic. It is located on the left bank of the Elbe River. It is approximately 15 km far from Pardubice, the capital of the region.

There are seven urban areas which belong to the town – Klenovka, Lhota, Lohenice, Mělice, Škudly, Štěpánov and Tupesy.

History[edit]

Přelouč is one of the oldest historically documented settlements in the region. The first historical record of Přelouč dates back to 1086 when the town became a part of the Benedictine monastery in Opatovice nad Labem. Later, in 1261 Přelouč was elevated to the rank of a town by King Přemysl Otakar II. Since then, the town has used its coat of arms which consists of a black gridiron in the golden field. This symbol is associated with St Lawrence who lived in the 3rd century in Rome and was burnt alive on a gridiron. Because of the town’s affiliation with the Benedictine monastery dedicated to St Lawrence, the town coat of arms includes the gridiron.[1]

Přelouč was neither cultural, nor social center during its existence. However, thanks to its location, Přelouč was an important strategic and transit place.[1]

Places of interest and events[edit]

There are both historical and modern sights, as well as technical sights, nature places and cultural or sports events.[1][2]

Places of interest[edit]

  • St Jacob’s Church – located in the center of the town, originally in the Romanesque style, later renovated in the Baroque style
  • Civil Savings BankNeo-Renaissance building, situated in Masaryk Square in the town center, one of the most attractive sights in Přelouč
  • Neo-Renaissance building of the elementary school
  • Residences from the 19th and 20th century
  • The Gridiron – a plastic art which symbolizes the town’s coat of arms
  • Sports arena – opened in 2009, includes a multi-purpose field for ball games
  • Football and rugby stadium
  • Hydroelectric Power Station– situated on the Elbe River, it has been working since 1924, an important technical sight.
  • Tank Power – an army park which offers an adrenaline program with military outdoor activities
  • Town park with the sculpture of Jan Dítě [John the Child], a local patriot
  • Račansky pond
  • Slavik’s isles – a nature complex located in a calm part of the town near the Elbe River

Events[edit]

  • František Filipovský Award – a film and television dubbing ceremony award, this ceremony helps to maintain the high level of Czech dubbing and commemorate František Filipovský as an important native of Přelouč
  • Kid’s football tournament – a traditional sports event held every year at the beginning of July, hosts top Czech and Slovak kid’s and youth football teams, the most important tournament of this age category in the Czech Republic
  • World Handicapped Show – a fashion show with Miss and Mister Deaf, for the first time in Přelouč in 2015

Practical information[edit]

The present-day Přelouč is a modern and developed town. There are banks, shops, health centre, restaurants, kindergartens, elementary schools, vocational school and grammar school. There is also a bus terminal and a renovated railway station.[1]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Přelouč: Oficiální stránky města [Přelouč: Official website of the town]". November 25, 2015. 
  2. ^ Kanis, J. (2012). Pardubice Region: Tourist catalogue. Pardubice: Destinační společnost Východní Čechy. 

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