Ústí nad Orlicí
Ústí nad Orlicí - Informační centrum, tel.: 0465 - 514272

Ústí nad Orlicí - an East-Bohemian county town. It is situated in the pictorial valley on the confluence of the Tichá Orlice and Třebovka rivers at the foot of the Orlické hory at 349 metres above sea-level. The town arose from an old Slavonic village called Oustí in the second half of the 13th century during the reign of Přemysl Otakar II. Now it has a grand old square with arcades and many typical dated houses. Most inhabitants of the town and nearby villages used to earn the living by agriculture and by home-weaving. The expansion of textile industry factories and textile machinery factories arrived in connection with the completion of the railway from Olomouc to Praha. Today's industry continues with these traditions.