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Stonařov (Czech pronunciation: [ˈstonar̝of]); German: Stannern) is a market town in Jihlava District in the Vysočina Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 1,100 inhabitants.

Administrative parts

Hamlet of Sokolíčko is administrative part of Stonařov.


The settlement was established at the end of 12th century. First written document mentions Stonařov in 1347. In 1367 it received market town privileges. In 1530 the owners of Stonařov sold it to neighbouring Jihlava. Peasant rebellions from 1712–1722 were suppressed. In 1782 the town acquired important trade privileges. On 22 May 1808 the place was hit by the Stannern meteorite. The main trade and post road between Prague and Vienna built in 1750 went through Stonařov. In 1850 Stonařov had 2,009 inhabitants; during the next decades the population decreased. The municipality was damaged by large fires in 1900 and 1901. Before World War I the place was a target of tourists from Vienna. German-speaking inhabitants were expelled after the end of World War II. Agriculture and small-scale textile production were the main sources of income, though at the end of the 19th century two textile manufacturies were built here.

Notable people

Arthur Seyss-Inquart (1892–1946), Austrian Nazi politician


The asteroid 61208 Stonarov was named in its honour on 1 June 2007.
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