Březina (former Blansko District)

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Březina is located in Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°16′5″N 16°45′18″E / 49.26806°N 16.75500°E / 49.26806; 16.75500Coordinates: 49°16′5″N 16°45′18″E / 49.26806°N 16.75500°E / 49.26806; 16.75500
Country  Czech Republic
Region South Moravian
District Brno-Country
 • Total 6.83 km2 (2.64 sq mi)
Elevation 440 m (1,440 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Total 950
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Postal code 679 05
Website http://www.obec-brezina.cz

Březina is a village and municipality (obec) in Brno-Country District in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic. It used to be in Blansko District. (Another municipality called Březina, now in the same district, used to be in Tišnov District.)

The municipality covers an area of 6.83 square kilometres (2.64 sq mi), and has a population of 595 (as at 2 October 2006).

Březina lies approximately 13 kilometres (8 mi) north-east of Brno and 192 km (119 mi) south-east of Prague.

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The village lies in a valley surrounded by forest. It is located on the edge of the protected karst area called Moravian Karst. The area is great for walking, cycling and horse riding. A traditional folk feast is organised every year and there is a number of other events in the village. Social events are partly organised by voluntary firemen organisation, gym-organisation, senior club, catholic church, library, cycling club and PRO Březinu.

Březina lies 15km from Brno, the second largest town in the Czech Republic which has almost 400 000 inhabitants. Most people living in Březina work in Brno. The key reasons why people choose to live in Březina are the natural environment and the proximity to Brno.

The village council elected in the municipality elections in 2014 is enthusiastic and keen on international cooperation. The aim of the village council is to enhance high level of living standard, public services, safety and sustainable development at the same time. The international cooperation may be focused on sustainable development, tourism, cultural traditions, history and historical technology (in Březina there was a centre of¨lime production from the 18th till the beginning of the 20th century).

Wir sprechen auch Deutsch.

Wij spreken ook nederlands.

Contact: burjanova@obec-brezina.cz