The region of South Moravia (Jihomoravský kraj; Juhomoravský kraj) is situated in the south part of Czech Republic, bordering the regions of Pardubice (north), Olomouc (northeast), Zlín (east), Slovakia (southeast) South Bohemia (west), Vysočina (north-west) and the country of Austria. Brno, the capital city, is the cultural hub of South Moravia, with the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, and the 13-century Špilberk Castle standing out in the cityscapes, and Vila Tugendhat, one of the first prototypes of modern architecture in Europe. In fact, this region has a few architectural gems and a dreamy countryside, with vineyards, stunning landscapes and charming towns. 

Population: estimated 1.2 million inhabitants

Capital: Brno

Other major cities: Znojmo, Hodonín, Břeclav, Vyškov, Blansko

Main attractions: Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady, Villa Tugendhat, Capuchin Crypt in Brno, castles of Lednice, Špilberk and Mikulov, museum of Romani Culture, Moravské zemské and Technical museum, VIDA! science centre, Dolní Věstonice archaeological site, Masaryk circuit, Zoo Brno, Brno Dam, Macocha Abyss, Punkva Caves, White Carpathians, Podyjí National Park, Moravian Karst nature reserve, Lužánky park

Major airports: Brno–Tuřany Airport (BRQ - Letiště Brno–Tuřany)

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