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Facts About Hradec Králové

10 Interesting Facts About Hradec Králové

Facts About Hradec Králové

  • Hradec Králové is a city located in East Bohemia in the Czech Republic.
  • The city’s economy is based on food-processing technology, photochemical, electronics manufacturing services and IT.
  • The estimated population of Hradec Králové is 92,763 inhabitants.
  • Hradec Králové is the capital of the Hradec Králové Region. The historic centre of Hradec Králové is well preserved and historically significant and is protected by law as an urban monument reservation.
  • The city lies at the confluence of the Elbe and the Orlice rivers close to Krkonoše (Giant Mountains), the highest of the Czech mountains, with its peak, Sněžka (Snowhill), at 1,603 m.
  • The original name of one of the oldest settlements in the Czech Republic was Hradec; Králové was affixed when it became one of the dowry towns of Elisabeth Richeza of Poland, who lived there for thirty years, having been the second wife of two Bohemian Kings, Wenceslaus II and then Rudolph I of Habsburg. I
  • Hradec Králové is made up of 21 city parts: Březhrad, Hradec Králové, Nový Hradec Králové, Kukleny, Malšova Lhota, Malšovice, Moravské Předměstí, Piletice, Plácky, Plačice, Plotiště nad Labem, Pouchov, Pražské Předměstí, Roudnička, Rusek, Slatina, Slezské Předměstí, Svinary, Svobodné Dvory, Třebeš & Věkoše.
  • Hradec Králové is twinned with Alessandria, Italy; Arnhem, Netherlands; Banská Bystrica, Slovakia; Chernihiv, Ukraine; Giessen, Germany; Kaštela, Croatia; Kronstadt, Russia; Metz, France; Wałbrzych, Poland& Wrocław, Poland.
  • under the reign of Ottokar, I in 1225, the town, known as Hradec (Castle) became a free royal city.
  • Hradec Králové has Cooperation agreements with Montana, Bulgaria & Székesfehérvár, Hungary.
Facts About Hradec Králové
Facts About Hradec Králové