( Bocanovice ( · help ) info Polish: ) is a village in the Boconowice Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. It has 428 inhabitants (2001 census), 30.9% of the population are ethnic Poles and 80.8% are Roman Catholics. [1 ]
It is situated on the foothills of the
Moravian-Silesian Beskids mountain range, in the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia. Lomná River flows through the village.
The name is
patronymic in origin derived from personal name (or nickname) Bocon (noteable is also a similarity to the word bocian meaning stork in Polish). [2 ]
History [ edit ]
The village was first mentioned in 1621 as
Boczanowicze. [3 ] It belonged then to the [2 ] Duchy of Teschen, a fee of the Kingdom of Bohemia and a part of the Habsburg Monarchy.
Revolutions of 1848 in the Austrian Empire a modern municipal division was introduced in the re-established Austrian Silesia. The village as a municipality was subscribed to the political district of Cieszyn and the legal district of Jablunkov. According to the censuses conducted in 1880, 1890, 1900 and 1910 the population of the municipality grew from 282 in 1880 to 330 in 1910 with the majority being native Polish-speakers (between 96.6% and 99.1%) accompanied by few German-speaking (at most 9 or 3.1% in 1890) and Czech-speaking people (at most 2 or 0.6% in 1900). In terms of religion in 1910 the majority were Roman Catholics (80.3%), followed by Protestants (19.7%). The village was also traditionally inhabited by [4 ] Cieszyn Vlachs, speaking Cieszyn Silesian dialect.
World War I, fall of Austria-Hungary, Polish–Czechoslovak War and the division of Cieszyn Silesia in 1920, it became a part of Czechoslovakia. Following the Munich Agreement, in October 1938 together with the Zaolzie region it was annexed by Poland, administratively adjoined to Cieszyn County of Silesian Voivodeship. It was then annexed by [5 ] Nazi Germany at the beginning of World War II. After the war it was restored to Czechoslovakia.
From 1975 to 1990 the village was administratively a part of
References [ edit ]
Sikora, Jacek (2007-09-29). "Po europejsku". . p. 1. Głos Ludu
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Coordinates: 49°33′52″N 18°43′40″E / 49.56444°N 18.72778°E