Kuřim

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Kuřim
Town
Church
Church
Flag of Kuřim
Flag
Coat of arms of Kuřim
Coat of arms
Kuřim is located in Czech Republic
Kuřim
Kuřim
Location in the Czech Republic
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
CountryCzech Republic
RegionSouth Moravian
DistrictBrno-Country
First mentioned1226
Government
 • MayorDrago Sukalovský
Area
 • Total17.37 km2 (6.71 sq mi)
Elevation
286 m (938 ft)
Population
 (2019-01-01[1])
 • Total10,997
 • Density630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
664 34
Websitewww.kurim.cz

Kuřim (Czech pronunciation: [ˈkur̝ɪm]; German: Gurein) is a town in the district of Brno-countryside in Moravia. It is situated 14 kilometers north-west of Brno and about 5 kilometers from the dam Brněnská přehrada. It has population of about 11,000 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 this town is from 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.

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Kuřim is twinned with:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population of municipalities of the Czech republic". Czech Statistical Office. Retrieved 2019-04-30.
  2. ^ "Propozice a podrobné informace k Partners Cities Cup" (in Czech). FC Kuřim. Retrieved 2019-08-25.

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