Mnichovo Hradiště

Mnichovo Hradiště (Czech pronunciation: [ˈmɲɪxovo ˈɦraɟɪʃcɛ]; German: Münchengrätz) is a town in Mladá Boleslav District in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 8,900 inhabitants. The town centre is well preserved and is protected by law as an urban monument zone.

Mnichovo Hradiště
1. máje Street in the town centre
1. máje Street in the town centre
Flag of Mnichovo Hradiště
Coat of arms of Mnichovo Hradiště
Mnichovo Hradiště is located in Czech Republic
Mnichovo Hradiště
Mnichovo Hradiště
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°31′17″N 14°58′25″E / 50.52139°N 14.97361°E / 50.52139; 14.97361Coordinates: 50°31′17″N 14°58′25″E / 50.52139°N 14.97361°E / 50.52139; 14.97361
Country Czech Republic
RegionCentral Bohemian
DistrictMladá Boleslav
First mentioned1279
Government
 • MayorOndřej Lochman (STAN)
Area
 • Total34.32 km2 (13.25 sq mi)
Elevation
240 m (790 ft)
Population
 (2021-01-01)[1]
 • Total8,858
 • Density260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal codes
294 11, 294 13, 295 01
Websitewww.mnhradiste.cz

Administrative partsEdit

Villages of Dneboh, Dobrá Voda, Hněvousice, Hoškovice, Hradec, Kruhy, Lhotice, Olšina, Podolí, Sychrov and Veselá are administrative parts of Mnichovo Hradiště.

HistoryEdit

The first written mention of Mnichovo Hradiště is from 1279. It was founded by monks from the nearby Cistercian monastery in Klášter Hradiště nad Jizerou. The town was named the same as the monastery, Hradiště (meaning "gord"). From the 19th century, the town is called Mnichovo Hradiště ("Monk's Gord").[2]

Until 1918, Münchengrätz – Mnichovo Hradiště was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), in the district with the same name, one of the 94 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Bohemia.[3]

EconomyEdit

In 2010 a factory producing cola-based drink Kofola was opened in Mnichovo Hradiště.

SightsEdit

 
Mnichovo Hradiště Castle

There is a Renaissance castle in the town which used to belong to the Wallenstein family. The remains of Albrecht von Wallenstein were moved from Jičín to the Mnichovo Hradiště Castle in 1723.

Notable peopleEdit

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Mnichovo Hradiště is twinned with:[4]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2021". Czech Statistical Office. 2021-04-30.
  2. ^ "Historie Mnichova Hradiště" (in Czech). Město Mnichovo Hradiště. Retrieved 2021-05-29.
  3. ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm Klein, 1967
  4. ^ "Partnerská města" (in Czech). Město Mnichovo Hradiště. Retrieved 2019-08-25.

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