Číhošť

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Číhošť
Municipality
Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary
Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary
Flag of Číhošť
Flag
Coat of arms of Číhošť
Coat of arms
Číhošť is located in Czech Republic
Číhošť
Číhošť
Coordinates: 49°44′25″N 15°20′15″E / 49.74028°N 15.33750°E / 49.74028; 15.33750Coordinates: 49°44′25″N 15°20′15″E / 49.74028°N 15.33750°E / 49.74028; 15.33750
Country  Czech Republic
Region Vysočina
District Havlíčkův Brod
Area
 • Total 16.28 km2 (6.29 sq mi)
Elevation 545 m (1,788 ft)
Population (1.1.2014)
 • Total 315
 • Density 19/km2 (50/sq mi)
Postal code 582 87 to 584 01
Website http://www.cihost.cz/

Číhošť (Czech pronunciation: [ˈtʃiːɦoʃc]; German: Čihošt, from 1939: Tschihoscht) is a village and municipality (obec) in Havlíčkův Brod District in the Vysočina Region of the Czech Republic.

The municipality covers an area of 16.28 square kilometres (6.29 sq mi), and has a population of 336 (as at 3 July 2006).

Číhošť lies approximately 23 kilometres (14 mi) north-west of Havlíčkův Brod, 43 km (27 mi) north-west of Jihlava, and 77 km (48 mi) south-east of Prague.

Near the village lies the officially calculated geographical centre of the Czech Republic.

The village was a site of the so-called Číhošť miracle in 1949, which led to a crackdown by communist authorities against the Catholic Church and murder of local priest Josef Toufar.

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