Blansko

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Coordinates: 49°22′N 16°39′E / 49.367°N 16.650°E / 49.367; 16.650
Blansko
Town
Blansko (celkove panorama).jpg
View on the town
Flag
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region South Moravian
District Blansko
Elevation 276 m (906 ft)
Coordinates 49°22′N 16°39′E / 49.367°N 16.650°E / 49.367; 16.650
Area 50.56 km2 (20 sq mi)
Population 20,796 (2012)
Density 411 / km2 (1,064 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1136
Mayor Lubomír Toufar
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 678 01
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Blansko
Website: www.blansko.cz

Blansko (Czech pronunciation: [ˈblansko]; German: Blanz) is a town in Blansko District in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic. Blansko is the biggest town in Blansko District.

Blansko was mentioned for the first time as a castle in 1136, while a town began to develop near it by 1277. After 1766 it belonged to the Salm family, which patronized many artisans and scientists, including Josef Dobrovský.

Blansko today has many factories, including chemical and construction plants. The town is notable for the proximity of the Moravian Karst.

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