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Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region South Moravian
District Brno-Country
Commune Kuřim
Elevation 286 m (938 ft)
Coordinates 49°17′47″N 16°31′32″E / 49.29639°N 16.52556°E / 49.29639; 16.52556Coordinates: 49°17′47″N 16°31′32″E / 49.29639°N 16.52556°E / 49.29639; 16.52556
Area 17.37 km2 (6.71 sq mi)
Population 10,971 (2015)
Density 632 / km2 (1,637 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1226
Mayor Drago Sukalovský
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 664 34
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Kuřim
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.kurim.cz

Kuřim (Czech pronunciation: [ˈkur̝ɪm]; German: Gurein) is a town in the district of Brno-countryside in South Moravian Region. It is situated 14 kilometers north-west of Brno and about 5 kilometers nearby dam Brněnská přehrada. In 2011 there were 10 857 inhabitants and is the largest city of Brno-Country district. There is a prison for convicted men aged 18 years and more in the cadaster of the city.


The first written mention about a town was in 1226 when Přemysl Otakar I. (Ottokar I. of Bohemia) issued a charter about paying of tithes to church of saint Peter and Pavel. It is expected that city was founded in 12th century during Premyslian colonization.


The city has only four monuments. First most known is church of saint Mary Magdalene founded in 1226. Then you can find here a castle from 14th century which belongs to cultural heritage of Czech republic, water chapel of John of Nepomuk and statue of saint Florian.

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