Popůvky (Brno-Country District)

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Chapel of St John of Nepomuk
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region South Moravian
District Brno-Country
Commune Šlapanice
Municipality Šlapanice
Elevation 288 m (945 ft)
Coordinates 49°10′56″N 16°28′22″E / 49.18222°N 16.47278°E / 49.18222; 16.47278Coordinates: 49°10′56″N 16°28′22″E / 49.18222°N 16.47278°E / 49.18222; 16.47278
Area 7.45 km2 (2.88 sq mi)
Population 1,275 (2012)
Density 171/km2 (443/sq mi)
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 664 41
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Popůvky (Brno-Country District)
Website: www.popuvky.cz

Popůvky is a small village outside Brno, Czech Republic. The population is about 700. The most heavily used highway in the Czech Republic goes through the center of the village. The village is popular with tourists due to its proximity to Brno. During the time around the Czechoslovakian Grand Prix, Popůvky hosts as many as 50,000 visitors. Popůvky was the birthplace of Wilhelm Puttick (1856-1929), who researched the karst of the Planina Polje (southwestern Slovenia) and significantly contributed to the development of speleology in Slovenia.