Chrast (Chrudim District)

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Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Pardubice
District Chrudim
Commune Chrudim
Municipality Chrast
Elevation 285 m (935 ft)
Coordinates 49°54′6″N 15°55′56″E / 49.90167°N 15.93222°E / 49.90167; 15.93222Coordinates: 49°54′6″N 15°55′56″E / 49.90167°N 15.93222°E / 49.90167; 15.93222
Area 17.83 km2 (6.88 sq mi)
Population 3,186 (2006-08-28)
Density 179/km2 (464/sq mi)
Mayor Tomáš Vagenknecht
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 538 51
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
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Chrast (Czech pronunciation: [ˈxrast]) is a town in the Pardubice Region of the Czech Republic. Its population was 3,186 as of 28. August 2006.

Villages Chacholice, Podlažice and Skála are administrative parts of Chrast.

Podlažice is the site of Podlažice monastery, where the Codex Gigas, or "Devil's Bible," the largest extant medieval manuscript, was created in the 13th century. The monastery was destroyed by Hussites in the early 15th century.

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