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Kralupy nad Vltavou (Czech pronunciation: [ˈkralupɪ ˈnad vl̩tavou]; German: Kralup an der Moldau) is a town in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 18,000 inhabitants. The town lies on the Vltava River some 25 km (16 mi) north of Prague, the capital of both the Czech Republic and the Central Bohemian Region. The town is part of the Prague metropolitan area. It consists of the following neighbourhoods: Kralupy, Lobeč, Lobeček, Minice, Mikovice, Zeměchy. These neighbourhoods were separate villages before the creation of the town at the beginning of the 20th century.

Kralupy nad Vltavou
Town
Kralupy nad Vltavou seen from Hostibejk
Kralupy nad Vltavou seen from Hostibejk
Flag of Kralupy nad Vltavou
Flag
Coat of arms of Kralupy nad Vltavou
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Kralupy nad Vltavou is located in Czech Republic
Kralupy nad Vltavou
Kralupy nad Vltavou
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°14′27″N 14°18′24″E / 50.24083°N 14.30667°E / 50.24083; 14.30667Coordinates: 50°14′27″N 14°18′24″E / 50.24083°N 14.30667°E / 50.24083; 14.30667
CountryCzech Republic
RegionCentral Bohemian
DistrictMělník
First mentioned1253
Government
 • MayorMarek Czechmann
Area
 • Total21.9 km2 (8.5 sq mi)
Elevation
176 m (577 ft)
Population
 (2019-01-01[1])
 • Total18,194
 • Density830/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
190 32 - 278 01
Websitewww.mestokralupy.cz

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HistoryEdit

 
Insignia of twin towns on town hall in Kralupy nad Vltavou

The area of the actual town has been inhabited for millennia, but a significant growth of its population did not begin until the 19th century. It was the construction of the railway that stimulated a strong population growth. Factories were built near the railway, and the Oil Campaign of World War II targeted the oil refinery on December 28, 1944. During the totalitarian communist rule (1948–89) the town lacked democratic municipal government. The town centre was damaged by flood in 2002.

TransportEdit

Three bridges across the Vltava River are in the town - Masaryk Bridge (a highway bridge built in 1920s), a footbridge with bicycle lane (built in 1990s) and a railway bridge. The town is also an important railway hub. The main line from Prague to Dresden runs through it as well as two other lines of lesser importance. The Vltava River is also used for transport.

Notable residentsEdit

International relationsEdit

Twin towns — Sister citiesEdit

Kralupy nad Vltavou is twinned with:[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of municipalities of the Czech republic". Czech Statistical Office. Retrieved 2019-04-30.
  2. ^ "Kralupy nad Vltavou on-line - Partnerská města" (in Czech). Městský úřad Kralupy nad Vltavou. Archived from the original on 2010-01-09. Retrieved 2010-01-22.

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