Lovosice

Lovosice (Czech pronunciation: [ˈlovosɪtsɛ] (About this soundlisten); German: Lobositz) is a town in the Ústí nad Labem Region of the Czech Republic. With population of around 8,800 it is the third largest town in Litoměřice District.

Lovosice
Town
Lovosice seen from Lovoš mountain
Lovosice seen from Lovoš mountain
Flag of Lovosice
Flag
Coat of arms of Lovosice
Coat of arms
Lovosice is located in Czech Republic
Lovosice
Lovosice
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°30′54″N 14°3′4″E / 50.51500°N 14.05111°E / 50.51500; 14.05111Coordinates: 50°30′54″N 14°3′4″E / 50.51500°N 14.05111°E / 50.51500; 14.05111
Country Czech Republic
RegionÚstí nad Labem
DistrictLitoměřice
First mentioned1143
Government
 • MayorMilan Dian (ANO)
Area
 • Total9.37 km2 (3.62 sq mi)
Elevation
151 m (495 ft)
Population
 (2020-01-01[1])
 • Total8,840
 • Density940/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
410 30
Websitewww.meulovo.cz

Lovosice is located on the left bank of the Elbe river, at the northern border of the Elbe lowlands and at the southern foot of Bohemian Highlands. The closest mountain is Lovoš. The capital Prague is about 60 km towards south.

The former town hall in Lovosice downtown

HistoryEdit

The region of Lovosice was inhabited already in the Bronze Age. Some evidence indicates that the first Czechs lived right here.

The first mention of Lovosice is from April 12, 1143. Duke Vladislaus II gave this small village to the Strahov monastery. Emperor Rudolf II promoted the village to the status of town on July 4, 1600.

Lovosice was 1756 the site of a major battle between Prussia and the Austrian empire, at the Battle of Lobositz.

During World War II, due to the Munich Agreement, Lovosice fell within a German occupation zone, commonly called Sudetenland. Only 600 Czechs stayed in the town at that time.[2] After the war, the German population was expelled as a result of the Beneš decrees.

EconomyEdit

The town is quite industrial with a long tradition of chemical and food-processing factories.

TransportEdit

Due to its strategic location, Lovosice is a significant transport junction. Besides a cargo port on the Labe River, the town has a great connection to Prague and Germany via the D8 motorway and high speed railway PragueÚstí nad LabemDresden.

Notable peopleEdit

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Lovosice is twinned with:[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2020". Czech Statistical Office. 30 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Historie města Lovosice". Město Lovosice. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Aktivní partnerství: komunikace, důvěra, spolupráce". meulovo.cz (in Czech). Město Lovosice. Retrieved 17 August 2020.

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