Mírov

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Location
49°47'36"N
016°50'18"E
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 Czech Republic
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Mírov (German Mürau) is a village and municipality (obec) in Šumperk District in the Olomouc Region of the Czech Republic. The municipality covers an area of 13.59 square kilometres (5.25 sq mi), and has a population of 419 (as at 3 July 2006). Mírov lies approximately 22 kilometres (14 mi) south-west of Šumperk, 38 km (24 mi) north-west of Olomouc, and 177 km (110 mi) east of Prague. The maximum security Mírov Prison is located in an old castle above the village. Famous inmates held there include a controvert ethnic Hungarian politician János Esterházy, and Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic 1944–45 Štefan Tiso.
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