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Statutory City
The main square as seen from the Green Tower
The main square as seen from the Green Tower
Flag of Pardubice
Coat of arms of Pardubice
Coat of arms
Country  Czech Republic
Region Pardubice
District Pardubice
First documented 1295
 • Total 77.71 km2 (30.00 sq mi)
Elevation 237 m (778 ft)
Population (2019-01-01)
 • Total 90,688
 • Density 1,167.01/km2 (3,022.53/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 530 01

Pardubice is a city in the Czech Republic. It is the capital city of the Pardubice Region and lies on the river Elbe, 96 kilometres east of Prague. There is an old tower and a castle. Factories include the Synthesia chemical factory (manufacturer of Semtex, a plastic explosive), an oil refinery Paramo, a heavy machinery factory and an electronic equipment plant. The city is well known for its sport events, which include the Great Pardubice Steeplechase in horse racing, the Golden Helmet of Pardubice in motorcycle racing, and the Czech Open in golf.

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