Albrechtice (Karviná District)

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Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church
Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church
Flag of Albrechtice
Coat of arms of Albrechtice
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Albrechtice (Karviná District) is located in Czech Republic
Albrechtice (Karviná District)
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°46′59″N 18°31′19″E / 49.78306°N 18.52194°E / 49.78306; 18.52194
Country Czech Republic
Region Moravian-Silesian
District Karviná
First mentioned 1447
 • Mayor Vladislav Šipula
 • Total 12.68 km2 (4.90 sq mi)
Elevation 258 m (846 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 3,974
 • Density 310/km2 (810/sq mi)
Postal code 735 43

Albrechtice (About this sound listen , Polish: Olbrachcice , German: Albersdorf) is a large village in Karviná District, Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. It is located 8 km south of Karviná, on the Stonávka River and has a population of 4,071 (2001 census). 23.5% of the population are Poles.[1] It lies in the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia.


The village was first mentioned in the register of Peter's Pence payment from 1447 among 50 parishes of Teschen deaconry as Albrothsdorff.[2]

Politically the village belonged to the Duchy of Teschen, which was since 1327 a fee of Kingdom of Bohemia, which after 1526 became part of the Habsburg Monarchy.

After 1540s Protestant Reformation prevailed in the Duchy of Teschen and a local Catholic church was taken over by Lutherans. It was taken from them (as one from around fifty buildings in the region) by a special commission and given back to the Roman Catholic Church on 26 March 1654.[3]

After World War I, fall of Austria-Hungary, Polish–Czechoslovak War and the division of Cieszyn Silesia in 1920, the village became a part of Czechoslovakia. Following the Munich Agreement, in October 1938 together with the Zaolzie region it was annexed by Poland, administratively organised in Frysztat County of Silesian Voivodeship.[4] The village was then annexed by Nazi Germany at the beginning of World War II. After the war it was restored to Czechoslovakia.


  1. ^ "2001 census data". Czech Statistical Office. 
  2. ^ "Registrum denarii sancti Petri in archidiaconatu Opoliensi sub anno domini MCCCCXLVII per dominum Nicolaum Wolff decretorum doctorem, archidiaconum Opoliensem, ex commissione reverendi in Christo patris ac domini Conradi episcopi Wratislaviensis, sedis apostolice collectoris, collecti". Zeitschrift des Vereins für Geschichte und Alterthum Schlesiens (in German) (Breslau: H. Markgraf) 27: 361–372. 1893. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Broda, Jan (1992). "Materiały do dziejów Kościoła ewangelickiego w Księstwie Cieszyńskim i Państwie Pszczyńskim w XVI i XVII wieku". Z historii Kościoła ewangelickiego na Śląsku Cieszyńskim (in Polish). Katowice: Dom Wydawniczy i Księgarski „Didache“. pp. 259–260. ISBN 83-85572-00-7. 
  4. ^ "Ustawa z dnia 27 października 1938 r. o podziale administracyjnym i tymczasowej organizacji administracji na obszarze Ziem Odzyskanych Śląska Cieszyńskiego". Dziennik Ustaw Śląskich (in Polish) (Katowice). nr 18/1938, poz. 35. 31 October 1938. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 


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Coordinates: 49°46′59″N 18°31′19″E / 49.78306°N 18.52194°E / 49.78306; 18.52194