Chromeč

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Location
49°55'59"N
016°53'59"E
Country
 Czech Republic
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Chromeč is a village and municipality (obec) in Šumperk District in the Olomouc Region of the Czech Republic. The municipality covers an area of 5.48 square kilometres (2.12 sq mi), and has a population of 564 (as of January 2017). First note about the village comes from 1353 when the recent area was kept by multiple owners. Since 17th Century Chromeč was considered to be part of the Bludov Manor. The municipality became autonomous in 1990. The POW camp for British pilots was established in the Sokolovna during World War II.

Notable persons

Josef Drásal – the tallest Czech ever, suffering of gigantism. Drásal was famous member of circus in his time with notable performance for French emperor Napoleon III.
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