For the village in Poland, see Choceń.
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Pardubice
District Ústí nad Orlicí
Commune Vysoké Mýto
Municipality Choceň
Elevation 290 m (951 ft)
Coordinates CZ 50°0′N 16°13′E / 50.000°N 16.217°E / 50.000; 16.217Coordinates: CZ 50°0′N 16°13′E / 50.000°N 16.217°E / 50.000; 16.217
Area 21.70 km2 (8.38 sq mi)
Population 9,000 (2006)
Density 415/km2 (1,075/sq mi)
First mentioned 1227
Mayor Miroslav Kučera
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 565 01
Location in the Czech Republic
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Choceň (Czech pronunciation: [ˈxotsɛɲ]; German: Chotzen) is a town in the Pardubice Region of the Czech Republic. It has c. 9,100 inhabitants.

First written document mentions this place back in 1227. In 1562 building of large Choceň Castle started.

In 1947 there were 6,789 inhabintants. It was a rail junction then.[1]

Famous residents


The town lies on a main railway between Prague, Pardubice, Ústí nad Orlicí and Brno.


  1. Columbia-Lippincott Gazeteer. (New York: Columbia University Press, 1952) p. 403
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