Jimramov

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Jimramov
Městys
Skyline of Jimramov
Flag of Jimramov
Flag
Coat of arms of Jimramov
Coat of arms
Jimramov is located in Czech Republic
Jimramov
Jimramov
Coordinates: 49°38′12″N 16°13′11″E / 49.63667°N 16.21972°E / 49.63667; 16.21972Coordinates: 49°38′12″N 16°13′11″E / 49.63667°N 16.21972°E / 49.63667; 16.21972
Country  Czech Republic
Region Vysočina
District Žďár nad Sázavou
Area
 • Total 21.99 km2 (8.49 sq mi)
Elevation 495 m (1,624 ft)
Population (1.1.2013)
 • Total 1,189
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Postal code 592 42

Jimramov is a small town (městys) in Žďár nad Sázavou District in the Vysočina Region of the Czech Republic.

The town covers an area of 21.99 square kilometres (8.49 sq mi), and has a population of 1,185 (as at 3 July 2006).

Jimramov lies approximately 22 kilometres (14 mi) east of Žďár nad Sázavou, 53 km (33 mi) north-east of Jihlava, and 139 km (86 mi) east of Prague.

The town was ravaged and burned to ground by the Swedish armies during Thirty Years' War.

Karel Slavíček, the first Czech sinologist and author of the first precise map of Beijing, was born in townsquare's house Czech: U Slunce ("By the Sun") in 1678. Another celebrity born in Jimramov is Jan Karafiát, author of the classic children's novel Broučci.

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