Zborov (Šumperk District)

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Zborov
Municipality
Zborov is located in Czech Republic
Zborov
Zborov
Coordinates: 49°56′43″N 16°49′56″E / 49.94528°N 16.83222°E / 49.94528; 16.83222Coordinates: 49°56′43″N 16°49′56″E / 49.94528°N 16.83222°E / 49.94528; 16.83222
Country  Czech Republic
Region Olomouc
District Šumperk
Area
 • Total 3.15 km2 (1.22 sq mi)
Elevation 474 m (1,555 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 225
 • Density 71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Postal code 789 01
Website http://zborov.zabrezsko.cz

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

The municipality covers an area of 3.15 square kilometres (1.22 sq mi), and has a population of 225 (as at 3 July 2006).

Zborov lies approximately 11 kilometres (7 mi) west of Šumperk, 50 km (31 mi) north-west of Olomouc, and 174 km (108 mi) east of Prague. Háj peak is situated in the area which slope is used for skiing.

Etymology[edit]

The name is derived from personal Slavic name Zbor,

History[edit]

A first note about the village comes from 1464 when the village was sold the house of Tunklové z Brníčka a na Zábřehu. During Nazi occupation, a group of Zborov citizens was imprisoned for Western radio listening.[citation needed]

Demography[edit]

In 1930, 391 people lived in the place, including 5 Sudeten Germans. Population in 2011 was 279 people.

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