Náchod, Czech Republic
The link with Náchod District dates back to the fall of the communist government in 1990, in what is now the Czech Republic. Náchod District is close to the Polish border, 148km east of Prague and 130km west of Wroclaw in Poland.
The link with Warrington came originally through Hilden, which is twinned with Nové Mesto nad Metují, a small town not far from the larger town of Náchod. Mutual partnership agreement was signed on 16 February 1993 by representatives of Warrington and Broumov, Cervený Kostelec, Ceská Skalice, Hronov, Jaromer, Mezimestí, Náchod, Nové Mesto nad Metují, Police nad Metují and Teplice nad Metují.
Náchod District has a population of 112,000 but this does not take into account the surrounding towns and villages that are also part of the partnership agreement. Parts of the area are quite rural, wooded and mountainous. The town is set in a narrow valley and dominated by a castle which dates back to the 13th century.