Zlaté Hory

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Coordinates: 50°15′17″N 17°23′38″E / 50.25472°N 17.39389°E / 50.25472; 17.39389
Zlaté Hory
Złote Góry
Town
Zlate hory.jpg
View of the town from Biskupská Kupa mountain
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Name origin: Gold(en) mountain
Country  Czech Republic
Region Olomouc
District Jeseník
Commune Jeseník
Municipality Zlaté Hory
Elevation 390 m (1,280 ft)
Coordinates 50°15′17″N 17°23′38″E / 50.25472°N 17.39389°E / 50.25472; 17.39389
Area 85.94 km2 (33.18 sq mi)
Population 4,028 (1.1.2012)
Density 47 / km2 (122 / sq mi)
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic

Zlaté Hory (Czech pronunciation: [ˈzlatɛː ˈɦorɪ]; until 1948 Cukmantl, German: Zuckmantel) is a town in the Jeseník District, Olomouc Region, Czech Republic, on the border with Poland. It has a population of 4,447 (2006). The town was founded in 1224.

Administrative parts: Rejvíz, Horní a Dolní Údolí and Ondřejovice

According to the Austrian census of 1910 the town had 4,520 inhabitants, 4,341 of whom had permanent residence there. Census asked people for their native language, 4,341 (100%) were German-speaking. Most populous religious group were Roman Catholics with 4,441 (98.3%).[1]

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The German WWII panzer ace Kurt Knispel was born in nearby Salisfeld (Salisov). Knispel was the highest scoring tank ace of World War II with a total of 168 confirmed tank kills.

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