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Skyline of Svébohov
Flag of Svébohov
Coat of arms of Svébohov
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Svébohov is located in Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°55′25″N 16°50′11″E / 49.92361°N 16.83639°E / 49.92361; 16.83639Coordinates: 49°55′25″N 16°50′11″E / 49.92361°N 16.83639°E / 49.92361; 16.83639
Country  Czech Republic
Region Olomouc
District Šumperk
 • Total 6.14 km2 (2.37 sq mi)
Elevation 417 m (1,368 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 414
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Postal code 789 01

Svébohov is a village and municipality (obec) in Šumperk District in the Olomouc Region of Moravia in the Czech Republic.

The municipality covers an area of 6.14 square kilometres (2.37 sq mi), and has a population of 442 (as at 28 August 2006).

Svébohov is about 11 km (7 mi) southwest of Šumperk, 48 km (30 mi) northwest of Olomouc and 174 km (108 mi) east of Prague.

Arnošt Valenta, who was a Czechoslovak Army intelligence officer and Royal Air Force radio operator, was born here in 1912.[1] He took part in the Great Escape from Stalag Luft III in March 1944, for which the Gestapo murdered him.[2]


  1. ^ "Arnost Valenta – One of the Fifty". Free Czechoslovak Air Force. 24 March 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2018. 
  2. ^ Vančata, Pavel (2013). 311 Squadron. Sandomierz: Stratus, for Mushroom Model Publications. p. 99. ISBN 978-83-61421-43-6.