Havlíčkův Brod is a town in the Vysočina Region. It is also the capital of the Havlíčkův Brod district. It is located on the Sázava River in the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands. It belongs to the historical land of Bohemia.
Originally there was a mining settlement at a ford across the river Sázava. First it was Smilův Brod after the founder Smil of Lichtenburg, oldest mention about the year 1234.
In the years 1871 – 1874 worked at the local grammar school William Kurz, scientist, writer and politician, one of the founders of the Club of Czech tourists and one of the initiators of the construction Petrin lookout tower in Prague.
In 1945 the town was within the expulsion of Germans from Czechoslovakia was renamed Brod by Karel Havlicek Borovsky.
The historic city center is the urban area. The town is home of brewery called Rebel.