Libice nad Cidlinou

Libice nad Cidlinou is a village in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It is one of the oldest settlements in Bohemia, located 5 km southeast of Poděbrady at the confluence of the Cidlina and Elbe (Labe) rivers. The population of Libice is 1,314, it is 190 m above sea level, and its total area is 9.95 km².

Libice nad Cidlinou
St. Adalbert's Church
St. Adalbert's Church
Flag of Libice nad Cidlinou
Coat of arms of Libice nad Cidlinou
Coat of arms
Libice nad Cidlinou is located in Czech Republic
Libice nad Cidlinou
Libice nad Cidlinou
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°7′40″N 15°10′49″E / 50.12778°N 15.18028°E / 50.12778; 15.18028Coordinates: 50°7′40″N 15°10′49″E / 50.12778°N 15.18028°E / 50.12778; 15.18028
CountryCzech Republic
RegionCentral Bohemian
Little DistrictPoděbrady
First mentioned981
 • MayorMilan Kožíšek
 • Total9.95 km2 (3.84 sq mi)
190 m (620 ft)
 • Total1,319
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Postal code
289 07
Monument to St. Adalbert (Czech: Vojtěch) and his brother Gaudentius (Czech: Radim) in Libice, Czech Republic


Libice emerged in the 9th century as the capital fort (gord) of the Slavnik family. They were of possible White Croat origin, and their lands were part of White Croatia. Archaeological digs begun in the nineteenth century show that the material culture was highly developed by the end of the first millennium AD. Libice began as a castle, and fortifications and the ruins of a stone church have survived to the present day. In 995 Libice was stormed by Bohemian Duke Boleslav II (Přemyslid) and the Vršovci clan, who killed most of the Slavnik family and annexed Libice to Prague. Adalbert and Radim survived by taking refuge in land of the Polans under rule of Boleslaw I.

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  • Turek R., Čechy na úsvitě dějin, Praha, 1963.
  • Turek R., Libice-knížecí hradisko 10. věku, Praha, 1968.