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 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 proper). The city is
part of the
Prague metropolitan area, which has a population of nearly
2,200,000 people (making it the most populous in the Czech Republic).
3 Notable natives
4 International relations
4.1 Twin towns — Sister cities
6 External links
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The first written evidence of
Kladno dates back to the 14th century.
In 1561 the city rights were secured. Until 1918, the town was part of
Austrian monarchy (Austrian side after the compromise of 1867),
head of the
Kladno district, one of the 94 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in
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. The proximity to
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.
Jaromír Jágr, ice hockey former player for the Calgary Flames.
Tomáš Plekanec, ice hockey player for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Jakub Voráček, ice hockey player for the Philadelphia Flyers.
Anton Čermák, mayor of Chicago,
Illinois from 1931–1933, was born
here (as Antonín Čermák) in 1873.
Zdeněk Miler, animator and illustrator (creator of The Mole
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 of the
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).
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.
František Kaberle, former ice hockey player for the Carolina
Jiří Dienstbier, former deputy in Parliament of the Czech Republic
senator of Kladno, presidential nominant.
Chapel of St. Florian in the pedestrian zone
See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in the Czech Republic
Twin towns — Sister cities
Kladno is twinned with:
Vitry-sur-Seine, Val-de-Marne, Île-de-France, France
Bellevue, WA, United States
Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Wednesbury, Sandwell, West Midlands, England, UK
Kladno has a partnership with:
Podolsk, Moscow Oblast, Russia
Population of municipalities of the Czech Republic, 1st January 2017]
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^ 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 - 2014-2015 Stats". Retrieved 11 Nov
^ "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
Podolsk sister cities". Translate.google.com. Retrieved
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