Lomnice nad Popelkou

Lomnice nad Popelkou (German: Lomnitz an der Popelka) is a town in the Liberec Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 5,600 inhabitants.

Lomnice nad Popelkou
Town
Town hall
Town hall
Flag of Lomnice nad Popelkou
Flag
Coat of arms of Lomnice nad Popelkou
Coat of arms
Lomnice nad Popelkou is located in Czech Republic
Lomnice nad Popelkou
Lomnice nad Popelkou
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°31′50″N 15°22′25″E / 50.53056°N 15.37361°E / 50.53056; 15.37361Coordinates: 50°31′50″N 15°22′25″E / 50.53056°N 15.37361°E / 50.53056; 15.37361
Country Czech Republic
RegionLiberec
DistrictSemily
First mentioned1232
Government
 • MayorJosef Šimek
Area
 • Total25.57 km2 (9.87 sq mi)
Elevation
478 m (1,568 ft)
Population
 (2020-01-01[1])
 • Total5,554
 • Density220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
512 51, 512 63
Websitewww.lomnicenadpopelkou.cz

HistoryEdit

 
10 kreuzer in 1859 – Lomnitz bei Gitschin

Until 1918, the town was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), in the Semily – Semil district, one of the 94 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Bohemia.[2] The stamp shows Franz-Jozef I with the town name until 1896 Lomnitz bei Gitschin. Various bilingual names were used before 1900:

  • Lomnitz b. Jicin – Lomnice u Jičína
  • Lomnice v Jičínsku – Lomnic Jicinerkreis
  • Lomnice nad Popelkou – Lomnitz a.d. Popelka[3]

SportEdit

The town has a notable ski club, represented by ski jumpers such as Roman Koudelka or Čestmír Kožíšek.

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2020". Czech Statistical Office. 2020-04-30.
  2. ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm Klein, 1967
  3. ^ Klein N°2750.

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