|o Mayor||Jaroslav Dohnálek (ODS)|
|o Total||27.83 km2 (10.75 sq mi)|
|Elevation||381 m (1,250 ft)|
|o Density||420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
The town lies in the Drahanská Highlands, about 30 to 40 kilometres (19 to 25 mi) north of Brno.
Boskovice was probably founded in the 11th century and received its town charter in the 14th century. It used to have one of the largest Jewish communities in Moravia.
Until 1918, Boskowitz - Boskovice (Boskowiz in 1850) was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), head of the district with the same name, one of the 34 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Moravia.
In 1918, Boskovice became part of independent Czechoslovakia. The period of German occupation lasted from March 1939 until May 1945. During this time, Boskovice was administered as a part of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.
The large Jewish community lived in a Jewish town from which several houses were preserved, a synagogue, a Jewish cemetery and one original gate.
Some scenes from Frankenstein's Auntwere shot here.