Červený Kostelec

Červený Kostelec (Czech pronunciation: [ˈtʃɛrvɛniː ˈkostɛlɛts]; German: Rothkosteletz) is a town in Náchod District in the Hradec Králové Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 8,300 inhabitants.

Červený Kostelec
T. G. Masaryka Square
T. G. Masaryka Square
Flag of Červený Kostelec
Coat of arms of Červený Kostelec
Červený Kostelec is located in Czech Republic
Červený Kostelec
Červený Kostelec
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°28′35″N 16°5′35″E / 50.47639°N 16.09306°E / 50.47639; 16.09306Coordinates: 50°28′35″N 16°5′35″E / 50.47639°N 16.09306°E / 50.47639; 16.09306
Country Czech Republic
RegionHradec Králové
DistrictNáchod
First mentioned1362
Government
 • MayorRostislav Petrák
Area
 • Total24.07 km2 (9.29 sq mi)
Elevation
414 m (1,358 ft)
Population
 (2021-01-01)[1]
 • Total8,332
 • Density350/km2 (900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
549 41
Websitewww.cervenykostelec.cz

Administrative partsEdit

The villages of Bohdašín, Horní Kostelec, Lhota za Červeným Kostelcem, Mstětín, Olešnice and Stolín are administrative parts of Červený Kostelec.

HistoryEdit

 
Church of Saint James the Great

The first written mention of Kostelec is from 1362. In 1876, it was promoted to a town and changed its name to Červený Kostelec ("Red Kostelec").[2]

CultureEdit

Since 1952, the town hosts the International Folklore Festival Červený Kostelec.[3]

SightsEdit

The most notable building is the Church of Saint James the Great. It was originally a Gothic building from the 14th century, destroyed by fire in 1591. It was renewed in 1668 and rebuilt to Baroque style in 1744–1754 based on plans of architect Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer.[4]

Notable peopleEdit

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Červený Kostelec is twinned with:[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2021". Czech Statistical Office. 2021-04-30.
  2. ^ "O městě" (in Czech). Město Červený Kostelec. Retrieved 2021-10-01.
  3. ^ "Mezinárodní folklorní festival Červený Kostelec" (in Czech). Město Červený Kostelec. Retrieved 2021-10-01.
  4. ^ "Kostel sv. Jakuba Většího" (in Czech). Město Červený Kostelec. Retrieved 2021-10-01.
  5. ^ "Partnerství" (in Czech). Město Červený Kostelec. Retrieved 2021-10-01.

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