Bystřice (Frýdek-Místek District)

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Exaltation of the Cross church
Exaltation of the Cross church
Flag of Bystřice
Coat of arms of Bystřice
Coat of arms
Bystřice (Frýdek-Místek District) is located in Czech Republic
Bystřice (Frýdek-Místek District)
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°38′8″N 18°43′51″E / 49.63556°N 18.73083°E / 49.63556; 18.73083
Country Czech Republic
Region Moravian-Silesian
District Frýdek-Místek
First mentioned 1423
 • Mayor Ladislav Olšar
 • Total 16.09 km2 (6.21 sq mi)
Elevation 340 m (1,120 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 5,173
 • Density 320/km2 (830/sq mi)
Postal code 739 95

About this sound Bystřice  (Polish: Bystrzyca , German: Bistrzitz) is a large village in Frýdek-Místek District, Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. It has a population of 5,173 (2006), Poles are 29.7% of the population.[1] It lies between the Silesian and Moravian-Silesian Beskids mountain ranges, in the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia. The Hluchová River flows to the Olza River in the village.

Village was first mentioned in a written document in 1423 although it is probable that it has beginnings in the 14th century. Settlers have lived mainly off farming and pastures. After the construction of Třinec Iron and Steel Works in 1839, some of villagers went there working as workers.

Bystřice is one of the most Protestant villages in Cieszyn Silesia. Local Protestants built there a wooden church in 1587, which was eventually taken over by Catholics and later dismantled in 1897. In the place of this wooden church was later built a current Exaltation of the Cross Catholic wooden church. Lutherans built a wooden church in 1782 and current bricked one in 1811-1817. Also many traditional old wooden houses still remain in some parts of the village.

Polish communist politician Karol Śliwka was born in the village.



  • Cicha, Irena; Kazimierz Jaworski, Bronisław Ondraszek, Barbara Stalmach and Jan Stalmach (2000). Olza od pramene po ujście. Český Těšín: Region Silesia. ISBN 80-238-6081-X. 

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Coordinates: 49°38′8″N 18°43′51″E / 49.63556°N 18.73083°E / 49.63556; 18.73083