The Royal town is a metropolis within the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic, located about 25 km northwest of Prague. The town is a part of the Prague metropolitan region. The city is located in the Slany Plain the northwestern part of a geomorphologic complete known as the Prague Plain. A creek known as Cerveny potok Red creek flows thru it from the southwest to the northeast. Its dominant characteristic is Slaný Hill. The Bohemian Chronicle of Václav Hájek records Slaný as having been based in 750, on the web site of a salt spring beneath Slany Hill. The metropolis grew because of its area at the exchange route among Prague and Saxony. The Benedictines hooked up a health center here in
1136, together with a church committed to St. Gotthard. It turned into this big presence of the church, and the unconsolidated kingdom of landed belongings that went with it, that allowed king Wenceslas II to constitution Slaný as a town and deliver his royal assent to its Magdeburg rights only sometime within the decade after 1295. In 1348, an earthquake damaged the now-fortified metropolis; in 1371, a massive fireplace broke out, and the church needed to be rebuilt.