The Prague Gate
|• Mayor||Zuzana Čiháková|
|• Total||1.44 km2 (0.56 sq mi)|
|Elevation||268 m (879 ft)|
|• Density||1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Kouřim (Czech pronunciation: [ˈkour̝ɪm]; German:Gurim (1391), Kurim (1088), Curim (1167), Kaurzim, Kaurzin, Kaurim) is a small town in the Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic. It is located 45 km east of Prague and has a population of 1,769 (2005).
From the 13th to the 16th century, Kourim was one of the most important towns in Bohemia, but later it experienced a decline and a long stagnation. As a result, Kouřim has retained its antique look, for which it is now sought out by tourists and film-makers alike.
- remains of a Slavic fortified settlement from the 9th-10th century on a hill east of town, today called Stará Kouřim (Old Kouřim)
- church of St Stephen from the 13th century, a prominent example of early Gothic architecture
- town walls from the 13th-16th century (1,250 m in circumference) with the Gothic Prague Gate
- skansen (Museum of folk architecture)
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