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General Information

The town of Kuklík is approximately 15 kilometres (9 mi) north-east of Žďár nad Sázavou, 46 km (29 mi) north-east of Jihlava, and 132 km (82 mi) south-east of Prague.


Kuklík is  640 m ( 2,100 ft.) above sea level

Postal code: 592 03

Number of inhabitants: 180

Size of town:  785 ha ( 1940 acres)

Current Mayor: Ing. Ladislav Regent

Town office address:


Obecní úřad Kuklík

592 03 Kuklík

Czech Republic


The oldest surviving mention of Kuklík is from 1534, when the village was known as Výmyslice. The village belonged to the Pernštejn estate. The new name was derived from a local fish pond, Kukla. The village has an official seal dating back to 1808: at the top of the emblem is a running horse and the lower half features a flower.

In 1927, careless road improvements involving dynamite destroyed house No. 13 and two people lost their lives. The most recent mill (house no. 21) was founded in the middle of the 19th century. In 1934, the mill burned down and was rebuilt as a pension. A finery forge was built in Kuklík in 1651, which processed pig iron from blast furnaces in Kadov. From the second half of the 18th century, iron ore was mined at Kuklík. The last mention of a mine in Kuklík is from 1875, when it was bought by the Earl Mitrovský for the Štěpánov ironworks. Mining exploration was implemented not far from Chobot in 1964. One of the former galleries is still maintained and is one of the richest sources of spring water in the area.

In the village there are two protected trees. At Kuklik no. 10 there's a 22-meter-tall small-leafed linden and at Chobotsky dvur there's a 25-meter-tall large-leafed linden with a girth of 820 cm. In the lower part of the village to maintain pond Kukla, ruptured in 1848.

Academic painter F. Emler and actor Oldřich Nový spent their leisure time in Kuklík. Jakub Nepomuc Jun was born here. He was 235 cm tall, and he married the 225-cm-tall daughter of Generálmajor Baron Schulze. Their two daughters grew to a similar height. Jun lived to the age of 97


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