Chlumec nad Cidlinou

Chlumec nad Cidlinou
St. Voršila Church
Coat of arms
Nickname: Town in gardens
Country Czech Republic
Region Hradec Králové
District Hradec Králové
Commune Hradec Králové
Municipality Chlumec nad Cidlinou
Rivers Cidlina, Bystřice
Elevation 223 m (732 ft)
Coordinates CZ 50°9′20″N 15°27′28″E / 50.15556°N 15.45778°E / 50.15556; 15.45778Coordinates: CZ 50°9′20″N 15°27′28″E / 50.15556°N 15.45778°E / 50.15556; 15.45778
Area 21.43 km2 (8.27 sq mi)
Population 5,344 (2006)
Density 249/km2 (645/sq mi)
First mentioned 1110
Mayor Miroslav Uchytil
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 503 51
Location in the Czech Republic
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Chlumec nad Cidlinou (Czech pronunciation: [ˈxlumɛts ˈnat tsɪdlɪnou̯]) (German: Chlumetz an der Zidlina) is a town in the Hradec Králové Region of the Czech Republic.

It is situated near Hradec Králové at the confluence of the rivers Cidlina and Bystřice. The town lies at an average height of 206 metres above sea level. The nearest neighbourhood is surrounded by gardens and after it the town is often called Town in gardens.


The settlement and later the town Chlumec nad Cidlinou was founded on the hill named Chlum probably some time in the 11th century. The first written record of this came from 1110 during the conflict between Vladislaus I of Bohemia and the Polish king Bolesław III Wrymouth. Other written records come from the year of 1130 when Zdeslav and Diviš of Chlumec are mentioned on the local water citadel built near a ford of the Cidlina. In 1167 Zdeslav is addressed as the Burgrave of Kouřim and in 1170 as the burgrave of Žatec.

The House of Šternberk owned the town until 1393, and between 1400 and 1461 the Lords of Bergov interchanged by many other owners such as Samuel of Hrádek (1469), Vaněk of Valečov (1472) or Jan and Vilém od Landštejn (until 1517).

From 1611 Chlumec belonged to the House of Kinsky of Vchynice and Tetov. Their estates were nationalised in 1948 but restituted in 1989.

Until 1918, the city was part of the Austrian Empire (Austrian side after the compromise of 1867), in the Neu-Bydzov Nový Bydžov district, one of the 94 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Bohemia.[1]

Austrian KK stamp, issue 1861, with the German name CHLUMETZ



Chlumec nad Cidlinou is the birthplace of:


  1. Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967
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