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Kralupy nad Vltavou

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Kralupy nad Vltavou Czech pronunciation: ˈkralupɪ ˈnad vl̩tavou̯; German: Kralup an der Moldau is a town in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic It has about 18,000 inhabitants The town lies on the Vltava River some 25 km 16 mi north of Prague, the capital of both the Czech Republic and the Central Bohemian Region The town is part of the Prague metropolitan area It consists of the following neighbourhoods: Kralupy, Lobeč, Lobeček, Minice, Mikovice, Zeměchy These neighbourhoods were separate villages before the creation of the town at the beginning of the 20th century

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Transport
  • 3 Notable residents
  • 4 International relations
    • 41 Twin towns — Sister cities
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Historyedit

Insignia of twin towns on town hall in Kralupy nad Vltavou

The area of the actual town has been inhabited for millennia, but a significant growth of its population did not begin until the 19th century It was the construction of the railway that stimulated a strong population growth Factories were built near the railway, and the Oil Campaign of World War II targeted the oil refinery on December 28, 1944 During the totalitarian communist rule 1948–89 the town lacked democratic municipal government The town centre was damaged by flood in 2002

Transportedit

Three bridges across the Vltava River are in the town - Masaryk Bridge a highway bridge built in 1920s, a footbridge with bicycle lane built in 1990s and a railway bridge The town is also an important railway hub The main line from Prague to Dresden runs through it as well as two other lines of lesser importance The Vltava River is also used for transport

Notable residentsedit

  • Alexander Kerst 1924–2010, actor

International relationsedit

See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in the Czech Republic

Twin towns — Sister citiesedit

Kralupy nad Vltavou is twinned with:1

  • Banyuls-sur-Mer, France
  • Hennigsdorf, Germany
  • Komárno, Slovakia
  • Ikast, Denmark
  • Šabac, Serbia

Referencesedit

Notes
  1. ^ "Kralupy nad Vltavou on-line - Partnerská města" in Czech Městský úřad Kralupy nad Vltavou Retrieved 2010-01-22 

External linksedit

  • Municipal website cz
  • Tourist website en,cz


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