Kuřim

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Kuřim
Town
Kurim-kostel.jpg
Church
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 from the dam Brněnská přehrada. In 2011 there were 10 857 inhabitants. It is the largest town of Brno-Country district. There is a prison for convicted men aged 18 years and more on the outskirts of the town.

History[edit]

The first written record about a town was in 1226 when Přemysl Otakar I. (Ottokar I. of Bohemia) issued a charter about the payment of tithes to the church of Saints Peter and Paul. It is thought that the town was founded in the 12th century during Premyslian colonization.

Monuments[edit]

The town has only four monuments. First and most well known is the church of saint Mary Magdalene founded in 1226. There is also a castle from 14th century which belongs to the cultural heritage of the Czech Republic. There is a water chapel of John of Nepomuk and a statue of saint Florian.

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