Facts About Mlada Boleslav
Mladá Boleslav is a statutory city in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic.
Mladá Boleslav lies on the left bank of the Jizera River about 50 kilometres northeast of Prague.
The first verified written mention of the gord is from 1130 when it was also called “New Boleslav” for the first time.
Mladá Boleslav is the second most populated city in the region and a major centre of the Czech automotive industry, Škoda Auto, and therefore the Czech industry as a whole.
Mladá Boleslav is made up of city parts and villages of Mladá Boleslav I, Mladá Boleslav II, Mladá Boleslav III, Mladá Boleslav IV, Bezděčín, Čejetice, Čejetičky, Chrást, Debř, Jemníky, Michalovice, Podchlumí and Podlázky.
The estimated population of Mlada Boleslav is 44,327.
Mladá Boleslav was named after its founder, Duke Boleslaus II, who was called “The Young One” to distinguish him from his father.
Mladá Boleslav is twinned with Dieburg, Germany; Fano, Italy; Pezinok, Slovakia & Vantaa, Finland.
The town received partial city rights in 1334 and 1436, becoming an important site on the road from Prague to northern Bohemia, Lusatia, and Brandenburg.
The first written mention of the presence of the Jewish community in Mladá Boleslav is from 1471.