Mladá Boleslav

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Coordinates: 50°24′45″N 14°54′16″E / 50.41250°N 14.90444°E / 50.41250; 14.90444
Mladá Boleslav
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Town hall in Mladá Boleslav
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Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Central Bohemian
District Mladá Boleslav
Landmark Mladá Boleslav Castle
River Jizera
Center 50 km (31.07 mi) NE of Prague
 - elevation 235 m (771 ft)
 - coordinates 50°24′45″N 14°54′16″E / 50.41250°N 14.90444°E / 50.41250; 14.90444
Area 28.89 km² (11.15 sq mi)
Population 44 318 (As of 1 Jan. 2015)
Founded 10th century
Date 974 [1]
Mayor MUDr. Raduan Nwelati
Postal code 293 01
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
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Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Mladá Boleslav

Mladá Boleslav (ˈmladaː ˈbolɛslaf; German: Jungbunzlau) is a city in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It is on the left bank of the Jizera river about 50 kilometres (31 miles) northeast of Prague.

Castle in Mladá Boleslav

History[change | change source]

The city was founded in the second half of the 10th century by King Boleslav II as a royal castle. Because there already was a castle known as Boleslav near Prague, this new castle was named Mladá (young) to distinguish it from the older Boleslav, which became known in the 15th century as Stará Boleslav (Old Boleslav). The town received partial city rights in 1334 and 1436, becoming an important site on the road from Prague to northern Bohemia, Lusatia, and Brandenburg. In the 16th century the town was a leading centre of the Unitas Fratrum / Unity of the Brethren / Moravian Church, hosting the Brethren's bishopp, Renaissance church, and printing house. After being re-Catholicized in the 17th century, the town's population declined.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mladá Boleslav - Czech republic". Retrieved 2013-03-26.

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