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Kladno
Kladno
(Czech pronunciation: [ˈkladno]; German: Kladen) is the biggest city in the Central Bohemian Region
Central Bohemian Region
(Středočeský kraj) of the Czech Republic. It is located 25 kilometres (16 miles) northwest of the capital city Prague. Kladno
Kladno
is the largest city of the region and holds a population together with its adjacent suburban areas of more than 110,000 people (nearly 70,000 in Kladno
Kladno
proper). The city is part of the Prague
Prague
metropolitan area, which has a population of nearly 2,200,000 people (making it the most populous in the Czech Republic).

Contents

1 History 2 Economy 3 Notable natives 4 International relations

4.1 Twin towns — Sister cities

5 Notes 6 External links

History[edit]

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The first written evidence of Kladno
Kladno
dates back to the 14th century. In 1561 the city rights were secured. Until 1918, the town was part of the Austrian monarchy
Austrian monarchy
(Austrian side after the compromise of 1867), head of the Kladno
Kladno
district, one of the 94 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Bohemia.[2] Economy[edit] Kladno
Kladno
was the historical birthplace of heavy industry in Bohemia. For years, the town was home to the Poldi steel factory, the region's largest employer. The factory still stands but has been divided into smaller entities after privatisation and changes in ownership. The mining industry began here in 1842. A post-office was opened in 1863.[3] The proximity to Prague
Prague
helped to keep the local economy stable in spite of the heavy industrial decline after the collapse of the communist regime. A series of Western European companies has established production in Kladno, including LEGO, Dr. Oetker, NKT Cables and Quickstep Laminate Floors. Notable natives[edit]

Jaromír Jágr, ice hockey former player for the Calgary Flames.[4] Tomáš Plekanec, ice hockey player for the Toronto Maple Leafs.[5] Jakub Voráček, ice hockey player for the Philadelphia Flyers. Anton Čermák, mayor of Chicago, Illinois
Illinois
from 1931–1933, was born here (as Antonín Čermák) in 1873.[6] Zdeněk Miler, animator and illustrator (creator of The Mole character). Antonin Raymond, Czech American
Czech American
architect noted for projects in Japan and the United States. Radko Gudas, ice hockey player for the Philadelphia Flyers. Petr Pithart, former Prime Minister
Prime Minister
of the Czech Republic
Czech Republic
was born here in 1941. Michal Pivoňka, former ice hockey player for the Washington Capitals. Twice led his team in scoring (1991–1992, 1995–1996).[7] Jiří Tlustý, ice hockey player for the Winnipeg Jets. Michael Frolík, ice hockey player for the Calgary Flames Jiří Sekáč, ice hockey player for the Anaheim Ducks.[8] František Kaberle, former ice hockey player for the Carolina Hurricanes.[9] Jiří Dienstbier, former deputy in Parliament of the Czech Republic senator of Kladno, presidential nominant.

Chapel of St. Florian in the pedestrian zone

International relations[edit] See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in the Czech Republic Twin towns — Sister cities[edit] Kladno
Kladno
is twinned with:[10]

Vitry-sur-Seine, Val-de-Marne, Île-de-France, France[10] Bellevue, WA, United States[10][11] Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany[10] Wednesbury, Sandwell, West Midlands, England, UK

Kladno
Kladno
has a partnership with:

Podolsk, Moscow Oblast, Russia[12]

Notes[edit]

^ https://www.czso.cz/documents/10180/45964084/13007217.pdf/16152f21-3984-4ada-8599-be35c0e31ad6?version=1.1 Population of municipalities of the Czech Republic, 1st January 2017] [CS Ch. ch ] ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967 ^ Handbook of Austria and Lombardy-Venetia Cancellations on the Postage Stamp Issues 1850-1864, by Edwin MUELLER, 1961 ^ "Jaromir Jagr". Retrieved 19 Jul 2012.  ^ "Tomas Plekanec". Retrieved 13 Feb 2011.  ^ "Biography of Mayor Anton J. Cermak". Retrieved 13 Feb 2011.  ^ "Michal Pivonka". Retrieved 13 Feb 2011.  ^ "Jiri Sekac Anaheim Ducks
Anaheim Ducks
- 2014-2015 Stats". Retrieved 11 Nov 2014.  ^ "Frantisek Kaberle". Retrieved 13 Feb 2011.  ^ a b c d "Partnerská města Kladna" (in Czech). 1 December 2009. Retrieved 7 April 2010.  ^ "Washington's Sister Cities, Counties, States and Ports". Washington State Lieutenant Governor's Office. Archived from the original on 29 September 2006.  ^ " Podolsk
Podolsk
sister cities". Translate.google.com. Retrieved 2010-04-29. 

External links[edit]

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Towns, market towns and villages of Kladno
Kladno
District

Běleč Běloky Beřovice Bílichov Blevice Brandýsek Braškov Bratronice Buštěhrad Cvrčovice Černuc Doksy Dolany Drnek Družec Dřetovice Dřínov Hobšovice Horní Bezděkov Hořešovice Hořešovičky Hospozín Hostouň Hradečno Hrdlív Hřebeč Chržín Jarpice Jedomělice Jemníky Kačice Kamenné Žehrovice Kamenný Most Kladno Klobuky Kmetiněves Knovíz Koleč Královice Kutrovice Kvílice Kyšice Lány Ledce Lhota Libochovičky Libovice Libušín Lidice Líský Loucká Makotřasy Malé Kyšice Malé Přítočno Malíkovice Neprobylice Neuměřice Otvovice Páleč Pavlov Pchery Pletený Újezd Plchov Podlešín Poštovice Pozdeň Přelíc Řisuty Sazená Slaný Slatina Smečno Stehelčeves Stochov Stradonice Studeněves Svárov Svinařov Šlapanice Třebichovice Třebíz Třebusice Tuchlovice Tuřany Uhy Unhošť Velká Dobrá Velké Přítočno Velvary Vinařice Vraný Vrbičany Zájezd Zákolany Zichovec Zlonice Zvoleněves Želenic

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