Český Brod (Czech pronunciation: [ˈtʃɛskiː ˈbrot]; German: Böhmisch Brod) is a town in Kolín District in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 7,100 inhabitants. It is located 35 km (22 mi) east of Prague. The town centre is well preserved and is protected by law as an urban monument zone.
|• Mayor||Jakub Nekolný (ODS)|
|• Total||19.70 km2 (7.61 sq mi)|
|Elevation||219 m (719 ft)|
|• Density||360/km2 (930/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Villages of Liblice and Štolmíř are administrative parts of Český Brod.
Český Brod was probably founded in the 12th century by Prague bishop John I. In 1286, it became a town. From that time till the beginning of the 14th century, the town's name was Biskupský Brod (Broda Episcopalis, meaning "Bishop's ford"). In 1437, the Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund designated Český Brod a free royal town.
Until 1918, the town was part of the Austrian monarchy (in the Austrian part of the empire after the compromise of 1867), head of the Böhmisch Brod – Český Brod District, one of the 94 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Bohemia.
A large medium wave broadcasting facility is located in Liblice part of Český Brod.
Twin towns – sister citiesEdit
- Köngen, Germany
- "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2021". Czech Statistical Office. 2021-04-30.
- "A brief history of the town". Město Český Brod. Retrieved 2021-06-29.
- Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm Klein, 1967
- "Köngen" (in Czech). Město Český Brod. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
- "Southwell" (in Czech). Město Český Brod. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
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