Mladá Boleslav

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Mladá Boleslav

(məlä`dä bô`lĕsläf), Ger. Jungbunzlau, city (1991 pop. 44,459), N central Czech Republic, in Bohemia. The city is an industrial center that manufactures automobiles, tractors, and agricultural machinery. Founded in the 10th cent., it became a center of the Bohemian Brethren (see Moravian ChurchMoravian Church,
 Renewed Church of the Brethren,
or Unitas Fratrum
, an evangelical Christian communion whose adherents are sometimes called United Brethren or Herrnhuters.
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) in the 15th to 16th cent.
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Mladá Boleslav

 

a city in Czechoslovakia, located in Central Bohemia in the Czech Socialist Republic. Population, 32,000 (1971). Railroad junction. Mladá Boleslav is one of the main centers of Czechoslovakia’s automobile industry, where passenger cars, primarily compact models, are assembled in the reconstructed former Škoda plant, as well as in a new plant built during the 1960’s. Škoda automobiles are of great export significance.

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