Dolní Kounice

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Dolní Kounice
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region South Moravian
District Brno-venkov
Commune Ivančice
River Jihlava River
Elevation 195 m (640 ft)
Coordinates 49°4′12.41″N 16°27′53.71″E / 49.0701139°N 16.4649194°E / 49.0701139; 16.4649194Coordinates: 49°4′12.41″N 16°27′53.71″E / 49.0701139°N 16.4649194°E / 49.0701139; 16.4649194
Area 8.97 km2 (3.46 sq mi)
Population 2,454 (2012)
Density 274/km2 (710/sq mi)
Mayor Radka Formánková
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 664 64
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Dolní Kounice
Ruins of the Premonstratensian Convent

Dolní Kounice (Czech pronunciation: [ˈdolɲiː ˈkou̯ɲɪtsɛ]; German: Kanitz) is a small town in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic. It has around 2,400 inhabitants.

The ancient town of Dolní Kounice is situated about 25 km south from Brno in the valley of the Jihlava river. In the town you can find plenty of monuments from different periods – the chapel of St. Anthony, romantic ruins of the convent Rosa coeli, the castle, the Jewish synagogue and Jewish cemetery, other churches and chapels, renaissance and baroque houses, columns with crucifixion and Marian columns standing by the roadsides. Orchards and vineyards where the famous “frankovka” is grown increase the attractiveness of this town.

Dolní Kounice Panorama

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