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|Elevation||527 m (1,729 ft)|
|Area||51.49 km2 (19.88 sq mi)|
|Density||212 / km2 (549 / sq mi)|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||394 51 - 396 01|
Location in the Czech Republic
|Wikimedia Commons: Humpolec|
Humpolec (Czech pronunciation: ; German: Gumpolds or Humpoltz) is a town in the Vysočina Region of the Czech Republic, situated south-east of Prague and roughly halfway between the Czech capital and Brno, on the northwestern edge of the Bohemian-Moravian highlands (Českomoravská Vrchovina).
Humpolec was founded at the beginning of the 13th century, becoming a town some 100 years later. Humpolec is birthplace of Aleš Hrdlička, well-known American anthropologist, Jan Zábrana, one of the greatest Bohemian writers and translators of 20th century, Josef Stránský, conductor of the New York Philharmonic, Ivan Martin Jirous, poet, underground writer and member of anticommunist opposition and Jaroslav Augusta, a noted painter.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Humpolec is twinned with:
- Münsingen, Switzerland