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South Moravian Region
Jihomoravský kraj
Region
Skyline of South Moravian Region
Flag of South Moravian Region
Flag
Coat of arms of South Moravian Region
Coat of arms
Jihomoravský kraj in Czech Republic.svg
Country Czech Republic
Area
 • Total 7,187.8 km2 (2,775.2 sq mi)
Highest elevation 819 m (2,687 ft)
Population (2019-01-01)
 • Total 1,187,667
 • Density 165.2337/km2 (427.9534/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code CZ-64
Vehicle registration B
Website www.kr-jihomoravsky.cz

The South Moravian Region is an administrative unit (kraj) of the Czech Republic. The capital city is Brno.

The region is famous for its wine production. The area around the towns of Mikulov, Znojmo, Velké Pavlovice along with the Slovácko region provide 94% of the Czech Republic's vineyards.

Podyjí National Park is situated in the south-eastern part of the region.

Administrative divisions

The South Moravian Region is divided into 7 districts:

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Districts of South Moravia Region
   Blansko
   Břeclav
   Brno City
   Brno-Venkov (Brno Country)
   Hodonín
   Vyškov
   Znojmo

Places of interest

  • Brno with Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul, Villa Tugendhat, Capuchin Crypt, etc.
  • Dolní Věstonice archeological site
  • Lednice-Valtice - inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage List
  • Macocha Gorge
  • Automobile and motorbike races at Masaryk Circuit
  • Podyjí National Park
  • Slavkov u Brna (Austerlitz) - a town well known for the Battle of Austerlitz
  • Vranov nad Dyjí and its castle
  • White Carpathians biosphere reservation

Coordinates: 49°10′N 16°35′E / 49.167°N 16.583°E / 49.167; 16.583

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