|Elevation||255 m (837 ft)|
|Area||49.56 km2 (19.14 sq mi)|
|Density||119 / km2 (308 / sq mi)|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||672 11|
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Moravský Krumlov (Czech pronunciation: [ˈmorafskiː ˈkrumlof]; German: Mährisch Kromau) is a town in the Znojmo District, South Moravian Region, Czech Republic. It has about 6,023 inhabitants (2005 est.).
Founded presumably in 1260 by Ottokar II of Bohemia, the town boasts quite a remarkable history, reaching its peak in 16th century as the residence of the mighty Lords of Leipa, hereditary marshals to the kings of Bohemia. In 1622 the Krumlov chateau and the domain were acquired by the House of Liechtenstein.
On the last night of World War II (7th May 1945), it was heavily bombed by Soviet air forces. As a result, three quarters of the town lay in ruins. Luckily enough, the most remarkable sights (the chateau, the Augustinian monastery, the All Saints Church and St Florian Church) remained preserved.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Moravský Krumlov is twinned with:
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