Bohutín, Šumperk District

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Location
49°57'15"N
016°52'41"E
Country
 Czech Republic
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Bohutín (local dialect: Bótin) is the village and municipality (obec) in Šumperk District in the Olomouc Region of the Czech Republic. The municipality covers an area of 2.25 square kilometres (0.87 sq mi), and has a population of 846. Bohutín lies approximately 7 kilometres (4 mi) west of Šumperk, 49 km (30 mi) north-west of Olomouc. According to legend the name of Bohutín is a reference to statue of pagan god which was allegedly on the Zbová peak (Bohu - God, stín-shadow). A more likely origin of the name comes from Slavic personal name Bohuta. Village mascot is the Bohutín Frog which is also pictured on the village flag and coat of arms.
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