Roudnice is a municipality and village in Hradec Králové District in the Hradec Králové Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 700 inhabitants.

Roudnice
Homestead, a cultural monument
Homestead, a cultural monument
Flag of Roudnice
Coat of arms of Roudnice
Roudnice is located in Czech Republic
Roudnice
Roudnice
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°10′34″N 15°39′6″E / 50.17611°N 15.65167°E / 50.17611; 15.65167Coordinates: 50°10′34″N 15°39′6″E / 50.17611°N 15.65167°E / 50.17611; 15.65167
Country Czech Republic
RegionHradec Králové
DistrictHradec Králové
First mentioned1384
Area
 • Total11.08 km2 (4.28 sq mi)
Elevation
235 m (771 ft)
Population
 (2022-01-01)[1]
 • Total696
 • Density63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
503 27
Websitewww.obecroudnice.cz

EtymologyEdit

The name is derived from the red shades of color (in Czech rudá) of the water in the eponymous local brook, caused by the ore subsoil.[2]

GeographyEdit

Roudnice is located about 12 kilometres (7 mi) west of Hradec Králové. It lies in a flat agricultural landscape of the East Elbe Table. There are several lakes created by flooding sand-gravel quarries. The Roudnický brook flows through the municipality.

HistoryEdit

The first written mention of Roudnice is from 1384. At the end of the 14th century at the latest, a fortress was built north of the village. In 1513, it was acquired by the Pernštejn family and merged with the Pardubice estate. From 1560 until the abolition of serfdom in 1848, it was a property of the royal chamber.[2]

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2022". Czech Statistical Office. 2022-04-29.
  2. ^ a b "Historie obce Roudnice" (in Czech). Obec Roudnice. Retrieved 2021-09-28.

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