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Coordinates: 50°02′N 15°46′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ...

Pardubice, Czech Republic
Pardubice coat-of-arms
Region (kraj) Pardubice (Pardubický)
Population 88,741 (2004)
Area 78 km²
Coordinates 50°02′ N 15°46′ E
Elevation N/A
Founded N/A
Website www.mesto-pardubice.cz
Pardubice location map


Pardubice (German: Pardubitz) capital of the Pardubice Region of the Czech Republic on the Labe (Elbe) river. Pardubice is 104 km east of Prague. Image File history File links Pardubice_coat_of_arms. ... Region can be used to mean either: any more or less well-defined geographical area of a country or continent, defined by geography, culture or history in political geography, an administrative subdivision of a country or of the European Union. ... A kraj (plural: kraje) is the highest-level administrative unit in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and historically in Czechoslovakia. ... Pardubice Region (Czech: Pardubický kraj) is an administrative unit (Czech: kraj) of the Czech Republic, located mainly in the eastern part of its historical region of Bohemia, with a small part in northwestern Moravia. ... Pardubice Region (Czech: Pardubický kraj) is an administrative unit (Czech: kraj) of the Czech Republic, located mainly in the eastern part of its historical region of Bohemia, with a small part in northwestern Moravia. ... Image File history File links Location_of_Czech_city_Pardubice. ... Image File history File links Cs-Pardubice. ... Pardubice Region (Czech: Pardubický kraj) is an administrative unit (Czech: kraj) of the Czech Republic, located mainly in the eastern part of its historical region of Bohemia, with a small part in northwestern Moravia. ... The Elbe River (Czech Labe, Sorbian/Lusatian Łobjo, Polish Łaba, German Elbe) is one of the major waterways of central Europe. ... The River Elbe (Czech Labe , Sorbian/Lusatian Łobjo, German Elbe) is one of the major waterways of Central Europe. ... Prague (Czech: Praha, see also other names) is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. ...


The city was founded circa 1340 but there was a monastery since the early 13th century. The Tikse monastery in Ladakh, India A monastery is the habitation of monks, derived from the Greek word for a hermits cell. ...


Pardubice is an important industrial city: there is Synthesia, a chemical factory (manufacturer of Semtex, a plastic explosive), an oil refinery Paramo, a heavy machinery factory and an electronic equipment plant. There is also a Taiwanese-owned factory established in June 2000(Foxconn) which produces computer parts for major computer manufacturers such as Compaq and Apple. This factory has used free labour resources left after the collapse of a former electronics manufacturer, Tesla (which in the past produced the Tamara passive sensor, followed by VERA passive sensor). Semtex is a general-purpose plastic explosive. ... TESLA (from TEchnika SLAboproudá (meaning Light-current Technology), no direct relation to the Croatian inventor, Nikola Tesla) was a huge state-owned electrotechnical conglomerate in the former Czechoslovakia. ... Tamara was the third generation electronic support measures (ESM) system that uses measurements of time difference of arrival (TDOA) of pulses at three or four sites to accurately detect and track airborne emitters by multilateration. ... VERA (in Czech known as radar Věra, Věra being a female first name) is an electronic support measures (ESM) system that uses measurements of time difference of arrival (TDOA) of pulses at three or four sites to accurately detect and track airborne emitters. ...

The main square as seen from the Green Tower
The main square as seen from the Green Tower
The Green Tower (Zelená brána) and the historical city centre
The Green Tower (Zelená brána) and the historical city centre
Labe watershed with Pardubice location shown
Labe watershed with Pardubice location shown

Since 1874, a famous horse race, Great Pardubice Steeplechase (Velká Pardubická) has taken place every fall (usually mid-October). It is said to be the toughest horse race on the continent. The Czech Open Chess Tournament is the biggest in Europe, with roughly 1200 players from all over the world competing in the main groups, and many side-events such as a team championship and Go-tournament. Pardubice is home to one of the top hockey teams in the Czech league, HC Pardubice. The local hockey club has bred international stars such as Dominik Hašek (a native of Pardubice) and Milan Hejduk. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1984x1488, 689 KB) Please see the file description page for further information. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1984x1488, 689 KB) Please see the file description page for further information. ... View of the Green Tower, Pardubice, CZ Photo taken on September 3, 2004 by Fix. ... Watershed of the River Elbe in central Europe Licensed for use in accordance with the GFDL. created with this online map creation tool. ... Watershed of the River Elbe in central Europe Licensed for use in accordance with the GFDL. created with this online map creation tool. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... HC Pardubice is a professional ice hockey franchise that plays in the Czech Republic Elite League. ... Dominik HaÅ¡ek (born January 29, 1965 in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)), also known by his nickname The Dominator, is a professional ice hockey goaltender. ... Milan Hejduk (February 14, 1976 in Ústí nad Labem, Czechoslovakia) is a professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the Colorado Avalanche. ...


Pardubice has an antique centre square and old town, with many restaurants that stay open until late in the evening. There is an old Tower and a recently renovated Castle. Toms Restaurant, a restaurant in New York made familiar by Suzanne Vega and the television sitcom Seinfeld For other uses, see Restaurant (disambiguation). ...


Arnošt of Pardubice, the first archbishop of Prague, was born in Pardubice in 1297. ArnoÅ¡t of Pardubice (Czech: ArnoÅ¡t z Pardubic, German: Ernst Parduebitz or Ernst von Pardubice) (March 25, 1297 - June 30, 1364) was the first Archbishop of Prague. ...


External links

  • Official website
  • University of Pardubice
  • Hockey Club Pardubice (in Czech)

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Pardubice Region - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (134 words)
Pardubice Region (Czech: Pardubický kraj) is an administrative unit (Czech: kraj) of the Czech Republic, located mainly in the eastern part of its historical region of Bohemia, with a small part in northwestern Moravia.
Pardubice, Česká Třebová, Chrudim, Holice, Svitavy, Ústí nad Orlicí, Vysoké Mýto.
Total population of the Pardubice Region is 506,534 (Dec 31, 2002 - acc.
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