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Saint Wenceslaus Church (left) and Saint Archangel Michael Church (right)
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Vysočina
District Pelhřimov
Commune Pacov
Elevation 615 m (2,018 ft)
Coordinates 49°28′N 15°00′E / 49.467°N 15.000°E / 49.467; 15.000Coordinates: 49°28′N 15°00′E / 49.467°N 15.000°E / 49.467; 15.000
Area 35.85 km2 (13.84 sq mi)
Population 4,889 (2014-01-01)
Density 136/km2 (352/sq mi)
First mentioned 14th century
Mayor Lukáš Vlček
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 395 01
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Pacov

Pacov (Czech pronunciation: [ˈpatsof]; German: Patzau) is a town in the Vysočina Region of the Czech Republic with a population of approximately 5,000. It lies directly on the 15th meridian east. In the city a château is situated (formerly a castle built in the 12th century and rebuilt into a château in the 16th century). In the beginning of the 18th century it was rebuilt into a monastery. During the reign of Joseph II the monastery was closed and it became a château again. In the 19th century part of the château was rebuilt into flats for teachers. The Czech poet Antonín Sova, who now has a museum in Pacov, was born there in 1864. During the communist era the château was used as a barracks and was significantly damaged. It is now being repaired. There is also a church in Pacov that was built in 1719.

In 1904, the idea of establishing the International Motorcycle Federation (FIM)[citation needed] arose in Pacov, and the historical racecourse from 1906 is still being used to this day.

During the era of the Austro-Hungarian Empire Pacov was known as Patzau in German. Patzau, Wisconsin in Douglas County, was named by a cattle trader originally from the Bohemian town.[1]


  1. ^ Superior Daily Telegram

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