Kadaň (Kadan, Kaaden in German) is a town in North Bohemia. It lies on the banks of the River Ohře (Ohre, Eger in German). It has a population of 18,000. Although it is situated in an industrial part of the Czech Republic there is no major industry within the city and people usually work in offices or have to commute. There are two large power plants nearby (Tusimice and Prunerov held by CEZ company - see List of Czech companies). Kadan is a tourist centre with highlights being the Franciscan Monastry and the historical square with late Gothic Town Hall Tower. The day to come is the last August Sunday when the Emperor Day takes place on the square with a lot of attractions. (Eger is also German for Cheb in Bohemia. ... This is a list of Czech corporations: Agrofert Bata Shoes, moved to Canada Budweiser Budvar CEZ CKD Vagonka Czech Airlines Czech Railways Leciva OKD Pilsner Urqell Poldi Sazka Skoda Auto, subsidiary of Volkswagen Group (Germany) Tatra Transgas Unipetrol Vagnerplast Zetor See also: Lists of companies, Economy of the Czech Republic...
There are legends accrediting the beginnings of the town to Celtic tribes. Others talk about a castle on Uhost hill that might have been called Wogastisburg where a battle between Franks and Slavs occurred in 631. The battle of Canburg in 805 is also often mentioned in connection with the town. The first record is, though, from the end of the 12th century - the Czech prince granted the "market town" of Kadan to the Knights of St. John. In the 13th century the town was promoted to Royal City. It started to thrive and a new town was built with a castle and monastery of Franciscan Convetuals. There was a big fire in 1362. The word Celtic can refer to: the European Celtic people, ancient or modern the Celtic languages, spoken by these people and their modern descendents the Celtic (Lusitania), Celts from the Alentejo. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Slavic peoples are the most numerous ethnic and linguistic body of peoples in Europe. ... Events Battle of Wogastisburg between king Samo of Karantania and Dagobert I of Austrasia Births Deaths Categories: 631 ... In 805 Charlemagne issued a fourth ban on the export of weapons to the Slavs. ... The Knights Hospitaller (the or Knights of Malta or Knights of Rhodes) is a tradition which began as a Benedictine nursing Order founded in the 11th century based in the Holy Land, but soon became a militant Christian Chivalric Order under its own charter, and was charged with the care... The Order of Friars Minor (commonly called the Franciscans) is a mendicant religious order of men tracing their origin to Francis of Assisi and following the Rule of St. ...
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