Dolní Tošanovice

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Dolní Tošanovice
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Dolní Tošanovice is located in Czech Republic
Dolní Tošanovice
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°40′54″N 18°29′45″E / 49.68167°N 18.49583°E / 49.68167; 18.49583
Country Czech Republic
Region Moravian-Silesian
District Frýdek-Místek
First mentioned 1305
 • Mayor Naděžda Honzáková
 • Total 3.7 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Elevation 335 m (1,099 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 322
 • Density 87/km2 (230/sq mi)
Postal code 739 53

Dolní Tošanovice (Polish: Toszonowice Dolne) is a village in Frýdek-Místek District, Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic. It has a population of 309 (2006). It lies in the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia.


The village of Tošanovice was first mentioned in a Latin document of Diocese of Wrocław called Liber fundationis episcopatus Vratislaviensis from around 1305 as Item in Tessinowitz.[1][2][3] It meant that the village was in the process of location (the size of land to a pay tithe from was not yet precised). The creation of the village was a part of a larger settlement campaign taking place in the late 13th century on the territory of what will be later known as Upper Silesia.

Politically the village belonged initially to the Duchy of Teschen, formed in 1290 in the process of feudal fragmentation of Poland and was ruled by a local branch of Piast dynasty. In 1327 the duchy became a fee of Kingdom of Bohemia, which after 1526 became part of the Habsburg Monarchy.

The distinction to Lower (Dolní/Dolne/Nieder) and Upper (Horní/Górne/Ober) developed in the 18th century. In 1736 both both were mentioned as Nieder Toschonowitz and Ober Toschonowitz.[4]

After 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.[5] It was then annexed by Nazi Germany at the beginning of World War II. After the war it was restored to Czechoslovakia.

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  1. ^ Panic, Idzi (2010). Śląsk Cieszyński w średniowieczu (do 1528) [Cieszyn Silesia in Middle Ages (until 1528)] (in Polish). Cieszyn: Starostwo Powiatowe w Cieszynie. p. 297-299. ISBN 978-83-926929-3-5. 
  2. ^ Schulte, Wilhelm (1889). Codex Diplomaticus Silesiae T.14 Liber Fundationis Episcopatus Vratislaviensis (in German). Breslau. 
  3. ^ "Liber fundationis episcopatus Vratislaviensis" (in Latin). Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Mrózek, Robert (1984). Nazwy miejscowe dawnego Śląska Cieszyńskiego [Local names of former Cieszyn Silesia] (in Polish). Katowice: Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach. p. 175. ISSN 0208-6336. 
  5. ^ "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 September 1938. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 

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Coordinates: 49°40′54″N 18°29′45″E / 49.68167°N 18.49583°E / 49.68167; 18.49583