Chromeč

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Chromeč
Municipality
Skyline of Chromeč
Country  Czech Republic
Region Olomouc
District Šumperk
Area
 • Total 5.48 km2 (2.12 sq mi)
Elevation 297 m (974 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 580
 • Density 110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Postal code 789 01
Website http://chromec.zabrezsko.cz

Chromeč is a village and municipality (obec) in Šumperk District in the Olomouc Region of the Czech Republic. The municipality covers an area of 5.48 square kilometres (2.12 sq mi), and has a population of 580 (as at 3 July 2006). First note about the village comes from 1353 when the recent area was kept by multiple owners. Since 17th Century Chromeč was considered to be part of the Bludov Manor. The municipality became autonomous in 1990. The POW camp for British pilots was established in the Sokolovna during World War II.

Notable persons[edit]

Josef Drásal – the tallest Czech ever, suffering of gigantism. Drásal was famous member of circus in his time with notable performance for French emperor Napoleon III.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 49°56′N 16°54′E / 49.933°N 16.900°E / 49.933; 16.900