Pardubice pär´do͝obĭtsĕ [key], Ger. Pardubitz, city (1991 pop. 94,636), N central Czech Republic, in Bohemia, on the Elbe River. Its chief economic activities are engineering, oil refining and sugar refining. The city has many notable Gothic and Renaissance buildings. Horse and motorcycle races are often held there.

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