|Elevation||286 m (938 ft)|
|Area||17.37 km2 (6.71 sq mi)|
|Density||627 / km2 (1,624 / sq mi)|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||664 34|
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Kuřim (Czech pronunciation: [ˈkur̝ɪm]; German: Gurein) is a town in the district of Brno-countryside in South Region. It is situated 14 kilometers north-west of Brno and about 5 kilometers nearby dam Brněnská přehrada. In 2011 there were 10 857 inhabitants and is the largest city of Brno-Country district. There is a prison for convicted men aged 18 years and more in the cadaster of the city.
The first written mention about a town was in 1226 when Přemysl Otakar I. (Ottokar I. of Bohemia) issued a charter about paying of tithes to church of saint Peter and Pavel. It is expected that city was founded in 12th century during Premyslian colonization.
The city has only four monuments. First most known is church of saint Mary Magdalene founded in 1226. Then you can find here a castle from 14th century which belongs to cultural heritage of Czech republic, water chapel of John of Nepomuk and statue of saint Florian.
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