Mladá Boleslav

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Mladá Boleslav
Town hall in Mladá Boleslav
Town hall in Mladá Boleslav
Flag of Mladá Boleslav
Flag
Coat of arms of Mladá Boleslav
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): 
City of cars
Mladá Boleslav is located in Czech Republic
Mladá Boleslav
Mladá Boleslav
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°24′45″N 14°54′16″E / 50.41250°N 14.90444°E / 50.41250; 14.90444Coordinates: 50°24′45″N 14°54′16″E / 50.41250°N 14.90444°E / 50.41250; 14.90444
Country Czech Republic
RegionCentral Bohemian
DistrictMladá Boleslav
Founded10th century
Government
 • MayorRaduan Nwelati (ODS)
Area
 • Total28.89 km2 (11.15 sq mi)
Elevation
235 m (771 ft)
Population
 (2019-01-01[1])
 • Total44,489
 • Density1,500/km2 (4,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
293 01
Websitewww.mb-net.cz

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. "Population of municipalities of the Czech republic". Czech Statistical Office. Retrieved 2019-04-30.

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