Aerial view of the center of Jaroměř
Aerial view of the center of Jaroměř
Flag of Jaroměř
Coat of arms of Jaroměř
Coat of arms
Jaroměř is located in Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°21′01″N 15°55′06″E / 50°21′01″N 15°55′06″E / 50.35028; 15.91833

Jaroměř (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjaromɲɛr̝̊]; German: Jermer) is a town in the Hradec Králové Region of the Czech Republic. It is located 15 kilometers northeast of the district town of Hradec Králové. The town lies at the confluence of three rivers, the Úpa, the Metuje and the Elbe. There are 12,778 inhabitants (1 January 2005).

The town includes the Fortress Josefov, a separate entity until 1948.


Air photo of centrum

The historic old town has been inhabited for more than a thousand years. Early in the 11th century a Prince of the Přemyslid dynasty built a fortress and named it Jaroměř. The village was elevated to the status of royal town under King Otakar I of Bohemia.

Over 1780 to 1787, the Emperor Joseph II built on the left bank of the Elbe and Metuje rivers, the imperial fortress Ples. Later this conurbation took the name of Josefstadt (Joseph town). In 1948 the fortress town was renamed Josefov and incorprorated into Jaroměř.

The historic old town with distinct arcades and a Marian column designed by Matthias Braun was constructed over 1723 to 1727. There was only ever a small German-speaking minority and in 1938 the town eluded being incorporated into the Sudetenland. The following year to 1945 it was part of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.

The famous painter Josef Šíma was born here in 1891.

Other Languages
Bân-lâm-gú: Jaroměř
Cebuano: Jaroměř
čeština: Jaroměř
Deutsch: Jaroměř
español: Jaroměř
Esperanto: Jaroměř
euskara: Jaroměř
فارسی: یارومیر
français: Jaroměř
italiano: Jaroměř
lietuvių: Jaromeržas
magyar: Jaroměř
Bahasa Melayu: Jaroměř
Nederlands: Jaroměř
polski: Jaroměř
português: Jaroměř
română: Jaroměř
русский: Яромерж
slovenčina: Jaroměř
српски / srpski: Јаромјерж
svenska: Jaroměř
Tiếng Việt: Jaroměř
中文: 亞羅梅日