Zborov (Šumperk District)

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Location
49°56'43"N
016°49'55"E
Country
 Czech Republic
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Description

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

The name is derived from personal Slavic name Zbor,

History

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.

Demography

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